Category Archives: SAD

Computer use induced depressive emotions feel like Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive disorder felt during the winter months when the availability of sunlight both in terms of intensity and duration of sunlight hours is low. Many people become deficient in a class of biochemicals called inhibitory neurotransmitters such as serotonin and Gamma Amino butyric acid (GABA) leading to feelings of depression and inability to cope with life. Many find themselves crying, feeling hurt unable to take criticism, cranky and unable to handle even a hint of the simplest arguments. This Read More +

Computer Dependent Office Work May Induce Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Computer users most often work in closed window offices that do not let in fresh air leaving the indoor air stale and unhealthy in many cases. Putting in central air purification systems could be effective in rebalancing the air. However, air purifiers need fresh outdoor air to recycle indoors for effective functioning. Consequently a lot of workers who otherwise do not suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Winter Blues find themselves in the winter months when the heater is on, feeling more lethargic, depressed Read More +