Parker County Today December 2016 - Page 43

Turn that Frown Upside Down Post-holiday blahs might be Seasonal Affective Disorder By Julia Fernandez, MD The gifts are unwrapped, the holiday gatherings concluded, and several more cold weeks of winter remain. If hibernation has set in, it may be hard for you to find the motivation to get off the sofa and out from under that warm, wooly blanket. But, if your post-holiday blues won’t budge, you could have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition that occurs during the winter months. SAD is a disorder that affects between 4 and 6 percent of people in the United 7FFW2( 2&VB֖ƖW&60( 2BFW"F#W&6VBbFRVFWW&V6R֖FW"f&bvFW"&VW2&RW&62vF4B&VVFv6VBBVG&VFVB66&FrFVFWW'G24B6ffV7BR'WBB2&R6pvVVRvFf֖ǒ7F'b4BBVRvƗfR&V2vW&RvFW"F2&R6'BBFW&R&R6vf6B6vW2FRVBbFƖvB&WGvVVFR6V624B27B6ǒFv6VBVRvW2RFSR7F2b4B6VFS( "fVVƖr6Bw'VG"熖W0( "72bFW&W7B7FfFW2W7VǒVV@( "7&V6RWFFR'F7V&ǒ7&frf"7F&66&&G&FW27V62'&VBB7F( "vVvBv( "7&V6VBVVBf"6VWBfVVƖrG&w7GW&rFPFFP( "&ƗGF66VG&FP( "7&V6VB6V6FfGF66&VV7FBfF6R`666GVF0FfB6666RFRf6@vVFW&f&B&VvVF66VFW.( 2ƖR66F&V7F'@vVFW&f&E&Vv6660"R"2RBBB&WBFRWF#VƖfW&FWV&W"bFRVF67FfbV&VBW VF6FVw&VRg&FW2FV66R6WFVBW"FW&6B&W6FV776G'BFRVfW'6Gb6WFf&FFG"fW&FW2FRVF6F&V7F"f"vVFW&f&@&VvVF66VFW.( 26V"&Vf&VFVB&VV&W"FBF2f&F2BFVFVBF&W6RFPGf6RbW"F7F"'WB&FW"F7&V6Rv&VW72@VWVFVG2vFf&FBf6ƗFFR6fW'6F0vFW"66FBv&VVfBW"VF6W&6W3F7FGWFW2bVFVFwwrւ斂vcW&66FVגbf֖ǒ662wwrf֖ǖF7F"&rvV$BwwrvV&B6РDT4T$U"#`7F2G6ǒ&Vv6WFV&W""7F&W"BV@&"6WFW2N( 2Fff7VBFF7FwV6vWFW RfR66RbFRvFW"FG'V24B"FW&W76&V6W6RbFR7F2&R6֖"FRWFffW&V6P2FRFRbV"VwFbFRFBRfVVFvBFP7F2FB66W"( gV( ХFRFffW&V6W2vF4B&RFBVƖRFW&W767F26RBvvFFR6vrbFR6V62bW FW&W76VBBƖgG2vFFR6WBb7&rBvW"ƖvBfVBF2RfR4B&FW"FFW&W76"FW&W76fRF6&FW"2FR6RVF@667F224B'WBFR&GbFW6R7F2vW'67Bf"BV7BGvvVV2"&R( 2gFV6WfW&F2( 2B&RBffV7FVB'FRFRbV""6vpb6V626fW'6VǒFW&W762vVW&ǒ6W6VB'6&FbvVWF2&v6Vf&VFB76v6f7F'2ࠤB66&RG&vvW&VB'G&V72bfVBRFff7VB&VF6"7G&W76gV6GVF( 2'WB6WFW0FW&R2&VB6W6RआVFWW'G2&RV7W&RvB6W6W24B'WBB2FVv@FBFR6b7VƖvBGW&rFR6'FW"vFW"F2F7'W@FR&G( 26VW76R6&6F&F2( 266VFB&Vf&6vW2FR&GFBfr#BֆW"76R&FVB'6vW2ƖvB@F&W72FRVf&VB( 2BFR'&( 2&GV7Fb( fVVvN( 6V֖6v26W&FFBffV7G2B@VFv6ffV7G26VWGFW&2G&VFVBf"4B6VFW2ƖvBFW&WW&66RVF6F"6V6VƖrƖvBFW&26RBffW26GFrg&BbƖvB&( 2&vvW"F&F&6&( 2"vV&rƖvBf6"f"&WBbW""vW"W7VǒFP&rFW"ƖvBFW&W6W2Fv6VFvFFЦƖvBFBGW&2FR&r7FfFVB'FW"vV৖RvVB'&vFV2fW"FRF֖֖2FR7V&6RN( 0&VƖWfVBFBƖvBFW&V2F&R6WBFR'&( 2FW&66&W7F&RFR&G( 26VWvR76RB&VwVFRFW Fǒ&F2( 2v6GW&&VƖWfRFRFW&W76ƖR7F2b4BखbR6( B6F6RfVVƖw2b7BֆƖF&2FƲFW"F7F"V2f&Rखb^( fRF6VBVvFfR6vW2fVBRfW"FPvRbSRFR6V"&Vf&VF6W'f6W2&w&@vVFW&f&B&VvVF66VFW"&R&RFVW"VF6F&V7F"G"VƖfW&FWBWW&V6V@W'6rFV&fFRFfGVƗVB6&Rv&7W'FfRF7W&RW"6W'f6W26VFR#BֆW"7WW'f6Fv7F2WfVFvVVBbVF6F2BVF6VVG2f"f&F"FR&VfW'&V6R6c"S"#ࠣC