With Daylight Savings Time in effect now, the seemingly shorter days of sunlight may harm your mental health. Sturgeon Bay Psychologist Dr. Dennis White says the bio-chemical condition is known as "seasonal affective disorder," or SAD. It is estimated that as many as two million Americans suffer from this disorder related to shorter days and a lack of sunlight. Some people can stop producing enough of the chemicals necessary to maintain a normal level of good feeling. Dr. White shares some solutions to SAD.
Dr. White adds that even if you are not suffering from SAD but may be feeling depressed, you can change your behavior to be more active, get more exercise and eat a healthier diet. You can listen to Dr. White's entire Mental Health Minute on seasonal affective behavior below.