The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. We’re still adjusting to Daylight Savings Time and another Western New York winter is on its way. It can affect not just only our physical health, but also our mental health. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 10 million Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, which is most commonly found in the winter months. Mental Health Counselor Lynne Rifkin Shine appeared on Winging It! Buffalo Style to share some common symptoms and treatments for this condition.
If you are exhibiting any signs of seasonal affective disorder and would like to speak with a professional, we are here to help.