As the winter season approaches, some people may experience a type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). While the exact causes of SAD are still unknown, researchers have found that it is linked to a reduction in sunlight, which affects the body's internal clock, disrupts the balance of body melatonin level, and lowers the serotonin level.
SAD can cause symptoms like depression, low energy, changes in appetite or weight, trouble sleeping, and even thoughts of suicide or death. Women and younger adults are more likely to experience SAD, and if left untreated, it can lead to social withdrawal, substance abuse, and other mental health disorders.
Awareness of SAD is crucial in preventing complications, and SAD awareness socks in a distinctive purple hue are designed to promote this awareness. By spreading the word about this disorder and its causes, symptoms, and treatment methods, we can help individuals suffering from SAD and provide support to those around us.