January 6: A Day to Be Unhappy
Posted: Jan 6, 2014 8:21 PM CDT | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 1:10 PM CDT
Many of us have gotten winter fatigue since it feels like it’s been winter for so long, and we’re only two and a half weeks into the season.
One local psychiatrist we spoke with says this type of feeling is considered to be part of a more serious issue. It's called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. He says it’s a kind of depression with” easy to detect” symptoms, such as lack of energy and a need for carbohydrates. Intense light therapy and antidepressants are two treatments.
January 6 is also believed to be the day most people file for divorce. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the two happiest days of the year, by the way.