“I feel out of control. I can’t get up in the morning and I can’t sleep through the night. I don’t want to talk to anyone but I don’t want to be alone. I’m sad but I can’t cry. I’m a mess.”

Please know that you are experiencing deep biological changes that are complex. The solutions are equally complex. I will try to outline a clear pathway. Four factors are contributing to this shift: Female hormones Seasonal changes in light Fear of changes in your child's lifestyle and habits Fear of your mother dying similarly to your … Continue reading “I feel out of control. I can’t get up in the morning and I can’t sleep through the night. I don’t want to talk to anyone but I don’t want to be alone. I’m sad but I can’t cry. I’m a mess.”

“I just hate when school starts. Everything gets so hard to do. By Christmas, I just want to head to the Bahamas and leave the whole family to figure it out. Help.”

Real People Real Questions Real Answers You are describing a familiar pattern to many people who live in an area of the world that experiences seasons.  SAD-seasonal affective disorder is very common.  Unfortunately, it coincides with exactly the stressful events you describe making it difficult to sort out from situational problems versus biological response to decreased … Continue reading “I just hate when school starts. Everything gets so hard to do. By Christmas, I just want to head to the Bahamas and leave the whole family to figure it out. Help.”