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Posted on 02-16-2017
Wintertime in Illinois can be hard to anyone, but it's especially challenging for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dr. Jack Sharratt, your local chiropractor in Batavia, offers a variety of non-invasive and drug-free services that can help manage your SAD symptoms and maximize your quality of life no matter what time of year.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) actually types of depression that occurs during specific times of year--typically, from fall to the end of winter. The cause remains unclear, contributing factors may include decreased levels of serotonin (neurotransmitter important for mood) and melatonin (hormone important for sleep) and disrupted circadian rhythm (also known as the biological clock).
So, how do you know if you have SAD? You may be diagnosed by a doctor if you exhibit several of the following signs or symptoms:
It's important to remember that SAD may also present with symptoms of major depression. If you've been diagnosed with depression or are having difficulties with your mood, it's important to speak with your doctor.
Dr. Sharratt combines best-practice techniques and extensive clinical skills to create individualized treatment programs that can help relieve SAD symptoms. If you're affected by SAD, your treatment plan may include:
For people who are living with SAD, their struggles are much more complicated than just "feeling the winter blues." Dr. Jack Sharratt, a chiropractor in Batavia, IL for almost 20 years, has deep compassion for his patients and is honored to offer services that are non-invasive, drug-free, and "whole-person" focused. If you have SAD or are simply looking for a natural way to improve your well-being this winter, contact Dr. Jack Sharratt today at (630) 406-8088.
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