Well, there’s another summer in the books. It’s been one for the record books, with 20 plus days over 90 degrees…it’s been hot! But, inevitably, fall comes with cool mornings and earlier sunsets, for many in Rochester; it’s the best time of year. For some though, the change of seasons from summer to fall brings on feelings of listlessness, lethargy and fatigue from a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Known by its acronym, SAD, this form of depression is experienced by 4 to 6 percent of the population and upwards of 20 percent will experience a milder form of winter-onset SAD. If you suffer with this disorder, there are things that you can do to combat it and we explore them in our special section this month.
Healthy Edge - Sept/Oct 2016