Christmas is not a happy time for everyone. Some individuals actually find that their mood suffers during the festive period as a result of the cold weather, a lack of family and friends or the winter depression seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The good news is that if any of those symptoms sound familiar I have 4 festive tips that can help improve your mood this year.
1) EAT SOME MOOD BOOSTING FOODS:
The foods you eat can have a major effect on your mood. Consuming large amounts of poor quality foods can lead to your blood glucose levels surging and falling rapidly which results in feelings of tiredness and moodiness. This is a particular problem over Christmas when tasty treats are constantly on offer. Consuming good foods can have the exact opposite effect and make you feel good. …show more content…
This health disorder affects approximately 7% of the people in the UK and can lead to depression, irritability, sleep problems, stress and more. The good news is that 85% of SAD cases can be treated effectively with the use of a light box (a specially designed, light emitting box that can be purchased from many retailers).
4) SLEEP WELL:
Failing to get enough sleep can make you grumpy and miserable at any time of year. However, over Christmas you generally get less sleep because your social calendar is a lot fuller. So around the holiday season it is extra important to make sure you are getting a good amount of sleep. Taking naps and having the occasional early night are 2 great methods you can use to catch up on your sleep.
As I said earlier in this article, Christmas is not normally associated with negative feelings. However, if you feel like your mood needs picking up this year give these strategies a try. Not only will they help improve your mood but they will also help you keep your diet and exercise routine in check and maintain your Christmas
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Nightmare Before Christmas has made 75 billion dollars and people still don't know if it is a Christmas movie or Halloween movie. The claim is that Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie. It is a Halloween movie because the main setting is a Halloween town. This essay will discuss that Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie because they turn Christmas scary, Jack goes back to Halloween, and Christmas decorations were still scary.
Case Study 2 Clara, a client with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) as diagnosed under DSM-V. (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Aetiology Studies conclude that biological, psychological and social factors contribute to the onset of SAD. Five aetiological factors are proposed by Wong & Rapee (2016). These factors include: inherited tendencies such as shyness and avoidant temperaments, parent behaviours towards verbalising risk in social situations, peer experiences with teasing, traumatic or change in life events and cultures that require society members to adhere to ‘societal norms’. SAD can often be comorbid with other mental health issues including depression, substance use and other anxiety disorders (Spence & Rapee, 2016; American Psychiatric
What do you think when you hear the word Christmas? Jingle bells, carols, family, and happy memories? Could you ever imagine not liking Christmas! There was one man who wasn’t all that fond about Christmas his name as Ebenezer Scrooge, he is, well how could I put this in words, oh yes a Humbug.
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While reading the article Biological and Psychological Mechanisms of Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Review and Integration some ideas remained on my head waking up my curiosity about this topic. The first idea was related to the biological mechanism that characterized seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The description regarding the delayed and release of melatonin in concordance with the changes in the dawn and the dusk times seemed fascinating because it suggested how much are we connected to changes in the physical environment. The increase in melatonin secretion and the inability of the retina to processes photo information during the winter as it does in the summer, all of it suggested how the body is preparing to sleep and rest during the cold months; the same way bears hibernate in the winter. What would be the case if these people would not need to comply with social obligations, such as going to work, and they would be able to sleep as much as their body asked them, would this be as problematic?
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