Shorter Days Can Bring On Seasonal Affective Disorder
The clocks shifted back early Sunday morning. While you might not notice any physical changes, some will soon feel a psychological impact.
This is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It's a form of depression brought on by less exposure to sunlight throughout fall and winter.
A physician with Aspirus says symptoms are easily noticeable.
"If your mood is changing in a negative way, if you're becoming short tempered, if you're avoiding contact that you normally would have," said Dr. Larry Gordon with Aspirus Weston Clinic.
Possible treatment options can include shining a full-spectrum light on yourself for a half hour each day. In some cases, anti-depressants may be necessary.