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Winterdepression (SAD)

Winter depression is more than just "Feeling a bit down"

Winter depression has indeed to do with a quantitative change in the level of hormones and neurotransmitters in the brain which influence our levels of activity, our feelings and our well-being.

Between 10 and 20% of the population in Central and Northern Europe suffer from winter depression.

A notable characteristic of winter depression is that the depressive phases return at regular intervals, mainly in the dark seasons between October and March - thus the name "winter depression".

Sufferers experience various symptoms including (but not limited to) the following:

  • lack of motivation
  • depressive mood
  • weight gain
  • increased need for sleep

Sufferers can profit from a light therapy using the DAVITA light boxes. The healing effect of the light can be seen even within a short period of time.

An initial improvement of the symptoms of the illness can be seen within just a few days. The full effect - a sensation of ease, peace and energy -is usually experienced after approximately 2 weeks"

You feel good - and everyone can see it!