You should try and see if you can get some vitamin D supplements. That's what the lack of sun is depriving you of. And I wish Ennis would become a ghost town. The knackers have now claimed it as their own, so I'm scared to venture in there anymore when I'm home-home.
Huh, that's interesting I don't think I'd have ever thought that the lack of sun would cause someone's mood to slump I wonder why I'm not in such a bitter mood more often then, because I like to hide in my cave all day
I stopped after Apparently, besides being a little bipolar, I suffer from something called 'Seasonal Effective Disorder'.
What. You can't diagnose yourself as having a mental disorder just because an internet survey told you so. You sound like those emo 13 year olds that go around saying "hurr durr i have depression this quiz told me so !!1!!!!11!"
Come to Australia for a holiday! We have so much sun here you'll get sick of it after a while. Even the moon has been gleaming so brightly you can't seem to escape the suns reflected brilliance at night! In fact I just heard on our news that because we have a lack of Ozone layer and despite sun protection people are still increasingly getting skin caners so scientists are now banning together to create a higher SPF sunscreen for us to wear (from 30 to 50 SPF) and this will become the new national health standard. Even on a cloudy day there is no hiding from the sun here :/
Every winter I congratulate myself for never having suffered from SAD whereas my husband gets it every fucking year. Five months of him being like a little child with a broken toe. Also it seems you get whole two hours more sunlight a day than we do.
... and I thought taking vitamin D is pretty much obligatory during the Winter. It isn't where you live? :U
Fullmetal-AnimatorFeatured By OwnerDec 28, 2012Professional Filmographer
With good grounding, since this happens every year. Plus, I asked one of my mother's friends today who is a therapist and she says the symptoms more or less point out to winter depression, so up yours.
Don't diagnose yourself using the internet. Go see a therapist or something. Both bipolarity and SAD aren't things you should be throwing around without a confirmed diagnosis. Besides, a psychiatrist or doctor will be able to give you the proper tools to manage either.
Mercury-CroweFeatured By OwnerDec 29, 2012Professional Artisan Crafter
lol it IS, if it's severe.
People who have depressive disorders and are always one chemical shift away from real depression have issues with it, as to people who are bi-polar. It's because we are very, very sensitive to chemical and physical changes. They cause a snowball effect.
It's not the same thing as getting a little crappy feeling when the sun goes away. That is normal because of lack of vit. d and physical darkness (which signals sleep mode). Most people get a little depressed in the winter.
The 'cure' is 4-6 hours of direct sunlight a day (or a full spectrum lamp) to help you create vit. d and all the other good stuff sunlight does for you.