January can be a tough month, especially in Minnesota. It’s often brutally cold, the days are short, and holidays are over. As I mentioned in a previous blog, the experience of depression is people with schizophenia can be overlooked. For some people, lack of sunlight during the depths of winter hit especially hard.
If you notice yourself feeling down, sleepy, unmotivated, and sluggish during the months with the shortest days of the year, you may want to look into asking your doctor about what to do. Remember, with seasonal symptoms, help may come in the form of a lightbox or other treatments rather than just more medications. As always, talk to your doctor if you have concerns. See this article for more.