Everyone Seems to Have Seasonal Affective Disorder Now, But Do …

For many of us, winter is our least favorite season. It’s cold out, there’s less daylight, the trees are bare, and venturing out into the winter weather rarely sounds appealing. (In fact, it’s a grey out right now as I’m writing this.) Because of this, grumbling about the winter weather is a common conversation topic in the office and at home. We long for those sunny summer days and sigh at the prospect of another dreary day of single-digit temperatures.

But one thing I’ve noticed as a therapist is that many people are quick to classify their gloomy attitude towards winter as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Suddenly, it seems that everyone is battling SAD. But, are we really?