Member in the News: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
NASW-NC Member in the News
Sean Pumphrey is a member:
Pumphrey: Enjoying the Nice & Sunny Weather For A Change
WITN NBC (Greenville, NC): Clinical therapists call that depressed winter doldrum experienced during the cold season seasonal affective disorder or SAD.
therapist Sean Pumphrey says, "The last couple of weeks with the lows
coming in bringing in some difficult weather, no sunshine, people feel
Pumphrey says symptoms of the disorder include changes in mood, sleep, appetite and an overall lethargic feeling.
says a possible solution to the groggy, depressed feeling this time of
the year, can be as easy as stepping outside. "The sun is great for you
as long as you don't get burned, you make sure you don't get too little
sun but you want enough so it benefits you."
Read article and view video here.