Why are Punekars feeling ‘SAD’ this winter?

A sudden drop in temperature affects your mood? Then you are not alone. It can be a symptom of a psychological disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder. The SAD is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons

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If a sudden drop in temperature affects your mood, then you are not alone. This winter, Pune city witnessed temperatures, as low as 6 degrees, and many people suffer a psychological disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

The SAD is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. If you’re like most of the people with SAD, the symptoms may start in the fall, and continue in the winter, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

This year, when winter was severe in the city, the psychiatrists have received cases related to SAD. The SAD is a mood disorder which comes with harsh weather conditions, mostly during winter. The symptoms of SAD may include low mood, irritability, feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness, lack of energy and sleeping for a long time, and these may continue throughout winter.

Dr Pankaj Borade, a Psychiatrist from Mind Matters Clinic, said, “This year, we witnessed a severe winter, and so we have received a few cases related SAD from Pune. People feel lethargic, irritated and low on energy. In summer the opposite happens.”

Tips from the experts:

  • Stay active
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy food
  • Socialise more often

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