Medical Edge: Symptoms of "Winter Blues" may be depression


COVINGTON, Ky. (Liz Bonis) – If you woke up in the morning a little grumpy with the feeling of oh here we go again, the doctors at Christ Hospital say you're not alone. They really emphasize that at this time of year, many of us need to separate the Winter Blues from the true seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression, to know if we need medical attention or maybe just a holiday in a warm place. cure for the last ten days for Linda and Donald Teasdale. They sat patiently to wait for their doctor's appointments on Wednesday. They dreamed of the heat in Punta Cana. We just returned Saturday night and I'm ready to go back! Linda Teasdale said. You look outside these days and it's easy to see why someone would feel that way. The roads are freezing and the winds bite. It can make driving a severe task. In addition to driving, there is something else Linda has noticed in recent days. Well, I must tell you that, while we were gone, there were no aches and pains every day. , and the aches and pains are bleak, Linda said. These are family complaints when patients come to see Dr. Bruce Jeremy. They feel they have a burden on their shoulders, said Dr. Bruce. Their aches and pains are worse, their mood is worse, people become more contentious and tend to move much more slowly. Everything he says can be the result of how the weather changes chemicals such as serotonin that influence mood and behavior. it falls on people in winter and people feel more depressed, said Dr. Bruce. So how do you know when I'm having a bad day and I don't feel like going out in the snow and I'm in a bad mood and when it's really something like SAD or seasonal affective disorder as we know it? If you find that you are becoming a bit argumentative, if you discover that you have a real intolerance towards others in your environment, if you are speaking so slowly that other people realize, if you are walking and wondering how the day will pass, that would be when talking to your primary care doctor, said Dr. Bruce. Your doctor may recommend a good holiday, some foods with vitamin D, more exercise, or in some cases. Some people, if you really feel bad symptoms, can help you with a very small dose of an antidepressant, said Dr. Bruce. Usually, if the symptoms go beyond bad weather days (like this Wednesday), you may need medical attention or a new address, such as Tahiti or Hawaii. Follow Liz Bonis on Twitter @ lbonis1, and I LIKE on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @ Local12 and I LIKE on Facebook to receive updates!

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