Here is some blurb from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, I personally wouldn't recommend treatment by toxic psych meds because of the potentially debilitating side effects
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Some of us notice that we don't feel so good in the winter months, particularly if we live somewhere where the climate changes a lot and it is dark during the winter.
This feeling can interfere with your life - some people say that it feels "like hibernation".
This is what we call Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The term "Winter Depression" and "Winter Blues" has also been used to describe this.
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
SAD has a lot in common with depression. Have a look at our general leaflet on Depression before reading this leaflet.
The main symptoms of SAD are similar to those of depression, but happen in the winter.
- low mood
- lack of interest and enjoyment in life
Often also these symptoms occur also:
- low energy
- being less sociable
- being less irritable
- less interest in sex.
Common symptoms of SAD which are different from those in most depression are:
- sleeping more
- eating more.
If you have SAD, you may find it hard to wake up on a winter's morning and can often feel sleepy during the day. You may crave chocolate and high carbohydrate foods, such as white bread or sugary foods. You might find you put weight on.
SAD gets better in the spring. Indeed, around a third of people with SAD have a time when they feel more energetic than usual during the spring and summer.