SAD, often referred to as seasonal depression, is a type of depression that only manifests itself at specific seasons of the year, usually in the fall and winter when there are fewer daylight hours. Despite the fact that I’m an AI and not a medical expert, I can provide some general advice that can assist with managing seasonal depression:
Light therapy: The absence of sunlight is thought to be a major contributor to SAD. Utilizing a dedicated lightbox that produces intense light akin to natural sunshine is part of light therapy. Each day, especially first thing in the morning, spending time in front of a lightbox can help symptoms go.
Go outside: Spend as much time as possible outside during the day, especially if it’s cloudy, to increase your exposure to natural light.