Seasonal Anxiety Counseling Carteret NJ

There’s actually an explanation for seasonal anxiety. According to ayurveda, the changing weather affects your emotions as well as your body. When the weather turns cool, dry, and windy in late autumn and winter, it increases your vata dosha, which governs activity in the brain and nervous system.

Ms. Angela Mullane
The Speech Zone
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Staten Island, NY
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Developmental Disability, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Asperger's Syndrome
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Edison, NJ
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24 Years of Experience
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Westfield, NJ
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320 Amboy Avenue Rear Suite (LA CASITA DE ATRÁS)
Metuchen, NJ
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30 Years of Experience
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121 La Grande Avenue
Fanwood, NJ
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Mark Frank
(718) 816-1886
633 Clove Rd
Staten Island, NY
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Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
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Diane Stanley, LCSW, LLC
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2143 Morris Ave. Suite 4
Union, NJ
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12 Years of Experience
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Private Practice
(718) 813-6702
482 Bard Ave.
Staten Island, NY
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30 Years of Experience
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(718) 987-3331
Richmond Psychological Services, P.C.
Staten Island, NY
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Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
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Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1978-06-01

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(732) 393-9339
1581 Route 27
Edison, NJ
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Relief from Seasonal Anxiety

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By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

Every fall I start feeling anxious and crave sugar. Why does this happen in autumn?

There’s actually an explanation for seasonal anxiety. According to ayurveda, the changing weather affects your emotions as well as your body. When the weather turns cool, dry, and windy in late autumn and winter, it increases your vata dosha, which governs activity in the brain and nervous system. Too much vata can create excessive thoughts and anxiety. You may have felt some relief from anxiety during summer—when the hot, humid weather dampens vata—but once the cold weather returns, so does vata-based anxiety.

It makes sense that you would reach for the sweets, because pleasurable foods high in carbohydrates and fat are known to increase endorphins in the brain, which help maintain a calm, happy mood. Obviously, though, the downside of eating refined sugar (mood swings, obesity, and nutritional depletion) will only add to your anxiety in the long run.

Instead, take a clue from ayurveda, and choose wholesome sweet food instead of sugar to calm your worries, boost endorphin levels, and balance your vata. Rice, milk, fresh and dried fruits, as well as whole grains and other complex carbohydrates are all sweet by ayurvedic standards and will satisfy your craving without creating further imbalances.

Another solution: Reach for a soothing hot drink, which will calm your agitated vata by its warmth and hydrating effects. Rather than caffeine, which can add to anxiety, try steamed milk (latte, hold the café), chamomile tea, or a blend of chai-like spices. As I mentioned earlier, even plain hot spring water can do the trick and has the added bonus of reducing cravings and aiding digestion.

Some additional dietary tips to balance vata include favoring cooked foods over raw and moist foods over dry, crunchy ones. (Out with the crackers, in with the rice pudding!)

It’s also important to address your overall tendency toward anxiety. Practices that might help dampen your overactive sympathetic nervous system—your fight-or-flight response to stress and anxiety—such as meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises, as well as regular exercise and an early bedtime, can all help stress roll off your back both at work and at home.

Author: Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

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