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SAD

January 7, 2015

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is the medical term for lack of natural sunlight. In the Northern hemisphere we are now in the winter season, the time of year that SAD becomes a problem.
Most parts of the world have three low-sunlight seasons. Some people have proved more susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Those with higher risk factors include women, those who live farthest from the equator (Eskimos, for example) and those whose family histories include members who have suffered from seasonal affective issues. This causes physical,
mental disorders and depression, and should be taken seriously. It could reach feelings of isolation, coupled with severe hopelessness and, perhaps, suicidal thoughts. Doctors suggest artificial light, extra vitamin D and even medication for depression.
SAD is a good acronym for this disorder. There is additional “treatment” that should help in any situation. The Christian already has the answer and the unbeliever needs to know. Jesus said that He is the light of the world. If you are a Christian then look to Him for spiritual light. If you do not know Him as your Savior, ask Him to come into your heart and life today. He will help you get through times of sadness.

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.