How to cope with the Winter Blues in Princeton Magazine by Dr. Rosemarie Moser

Winter Blues by Dr. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser For many of us, this is the time of year when the highs of the holidays are memories and we sink into the doldrums of long, gloomy, dark nights. We may feel sluggish, down, and moody. We may struggle with weight gain and fatigue. We may feel less motivated. Some call this the Winter Blues. The Winter Blues is actually not a medical term, but a mild sub-type or “sub-syndrome” of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is an “atypical” major depression that usually occurs in the winter months, recurring yearly. The Winter Blues and SAD are considered chronobiological disorders, meaning that our physical internal clocks are off due to the change in da

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