It is a dark and snowy day here in the north
my mood is a match for the forces of nature.
Outside, it is cold, blowing.
I am in bed crying
the depression feels as deep and wet as the snow.
Symptoms of SAD
According to Murphy, SAD can begin at any age. However, it is more likely to develop before the age of 21, and is twice as likely to develop in women than in men.
Experts say SAD is twice as likely to develop in women than men, and onset is more common before the age of 21.
Other symptoms include:
- Lack of energy for everyday tasks
- Weakened immune system
- Lack of concentration
- Overeating and weight gain
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Feelings of guilt and worry
- Sleep problems
- Reduced libido
- Social and relationship problems.