There are plenty of effective, treatments out there and you can talk to people within the health space – your doctor or nurse, or perhaps another professional about your options. Don’t be shy, some women will speak to one or a combination of these options.
I’ll start with some sort of lighter therapy, which can include (but not always) being in front of a box every other afternoon to increase exposure to light or the essence of it.
Most people will begin using the box concept when their symptoms first start, in the autumn and will try to use it daily until at some point the symptoms go away, – which will usually be later in the year (so in the spring or summer). Typically, your doctor, nurse, or a mental health professional will be able to prescribes the light box. I cant recommend it highly enough. They will tell you when and how you should sit or stand in front of the box and for how long to do so so as to get maximum benefit. Make sure you check in with them to see how it’s working out and allow them to tweak the approach as necessary which will depend on your progress.
Other ideas that have worked for my peers are things like cognitive behavioral therapy specific to SAD. This concept is a type of talk therapy or discussion assessment that you can do with a mental health professional. This concept which is not always known as cognitive behavioral therapy but also mind shape management targets thoughts and internal behaviors that may be getting in the way of you feeling as best as possible. The cognitive part focuses on ideas and concepts such as examining and navigating negative thoughts. Sometimes even challenging them. The behavioral part focuses on areas of your mental well being such as scheduling positive and pleasant outdoor activities.
Some people will fall into a negative cycle, where they feel a little bit down. Don’t let that some people be you. Reach out to us today for more info on SAD as if left unacknowledged it can begin to set in and take hold of your thought processes which is something that is harder to undo as time goes on.