People all over the globe suffer from seasonal depression, and that includes children. Many people believe that kids are all full of energy but that’s not always the case. All over the world children suffer from depression, including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). With SAD comes loss of energy, low mood and usually an increase in snacking. Children with depression from seasonal changes tend to not want to leave the house – they spend the dark winter days in their room with no motivation to go out.
If your child is experiencing signs of seasonal depression, it is always recommended to speak with a doctor.
A great, holistic treatment for seasonal affective disorder in children and adults, is light therapy. Using a special device, called a light box, is a great way to get more energy and combat depression in children. With light therapy, there are very few side effects and it only takes 30 minutes a day!