Feeling Blue? Seasonal Affective Disorder


Getting Those Chicago Winter Blues?

The Southtown Star interviewed me about Seasonal Affective Disorder. The article was published this last weekend.

There was however one paragraph in which Ms. Sharwarko paraphrased me that did not make sense.  I left a comment at the end of their article to clarify what I had actually meant.

Also, here are a couple links to resources for light therapy.  One is from Philips and the other from Northern Light Technologies.

Feeling Blue?  You’re Not Alone

January is a tough month for some people to tackle.

As they pack away holiday stress, the joy of the season fades too. Holiday shopping bills stack up. And people face the start of a new year, a time when they examine their lives, for better or worse.

All this, combined with the physical effects of a season without significant sun, creates a framework for people to find themselves depressed.

“There is a common experience of having finished the business and running around that the holidays require,” said Anda Jines, a licensed clinical professional counselor for Hoover and Associates in Tinley Park. “It can be an adjustment to switch gears back to the daily grind.” (Click to continue reading about Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Anda Jines MS LCPC offers mental health counseling services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, in Tinley Park, IL (60477);  near Orland Park, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Palos Heights, Mokena, and Frankfort.  Click here for more about Anda Jines MS LCPC.

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