|About the Book|
As the season slowly changes from summer to fall, the onset of cold weather slowly creeps up on us, and darkness comes earlier and earlier each day. Most Americans go about their business as normal. However, for approximately 14 million Americans, this change will trigger the onset of clinical depression also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). People that suffer from SAD slowly sink into a depressed state, and often find themselves eating more (comfort eating), sleeping more, socializing less, and doing their routine activities less often.This book will delve into the intricacies of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and will describe not only the traits that make this illness identifiable, but also the causes of seasonal depression. This book will also inform the reader of who is most at risk for Seasonal Affective Disorder, the testing methods that physicians currently use, and the symptoms that everybody should keep a watchful eye on. This book will also cover the many treatments for Seasonal Affective disorder, as well as any natural treatments used in the medical world.