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Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. We are here to provide comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a “type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons.” SAD typically occurs during the fall and winter months, but some people are affected by SAD in the spring and summer months.

Symptoms of SAD typically start out as mild and increase as the season advances. Some of the common symptoms of SAD include: feeling depressed most, if not all, of the day; loss of interest in daily activities; low energy; trouble sleeping; changes in appetite and/or weight; difficulty concentrating; feelings of hopelessness, guilt, or worthlessness; and frequent thoughts of death and/ or suicide.

If you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to get in contact with a mental health professional to have your symptoms evaluated. Treatment for SAD may include light therapy, medications, and/or psychotherapy. 

Contact Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine in Augusta County, VA today for a group of psychiatrists who believe in providing quality, comprehensive care.