Some people love the winter months. Sweater weather, hot cocoa, warm fires, and the holiday season are enough to keep them cheerful. Others don’t share this enthusiasm for winter. It’s cold, it’s always dark, and you spend most of your time cooped up indoors. Seasonal affective disorder, otherwise known as SAD or seasonal depression, can make the winter a difficult time for some people. While cases of seasonal depression aren’t always reported, some experts suggest that 6% of the U.S. population has seasonal depression. PEMF therapy has been used to treat depression and anxiety, and it could help relieve symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.
What is seasonal affective disorder?
SAD typically starts in late fall and continues until early spring. During this time, people with seasonal affective disorder exhibit feelings and symptoms that closely resemble clinical depression.
People with a family history of seasonal depression, women, young people, and those who live far away from the equator are more likely to have seasonal depression.
The exact cause of seasonal affective disorder isn’t known. Some people suggest that shorter days, less exposure to sunlight, and less physical activity are to blame. Studies have shown that people with SAD typically have imbalances with serotonin and melatonin, and not enough vitamin D.
Treating seasonal affective disorder
Treatment for seasonal affective disorder includes talk therapy, light therapy, and sometimes the use of antidepressant medication. Of course, sometimes people have concerns about taking prescription drugs. Medication can have harmful or unwanted side effects, it can take a while to become effective, and people can become dependent on drugs.
PEMF therapy is a safe, non-addictive, and effective treatment option that can help relieve the symptoms of depression. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy has been used to treat patients with acute depression and anxiety.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy offers several physical health benefits in addition to the mental and emotional health benefits. Contact PEMF Complete online, or call 877-473-6377 if you would like to learn more about how PEMF therapy works.