Los Angeles Therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. Interviewed For “5 Ways To Help Your Partner Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder” on marthastewartweddings.com (11/06/2017)

Los Angeles Therapist Yvonne Thomas

Excerpt: While seeing your partner down in the dumps may inspire you to do all that you can to raise their spirits, resist the urge to bake their favorite cake or grab a few bottles of their go-to liquor. According to Los Angeles therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help alleviate symptoms. “Taking care of yourself can help lower some of the depressive symptoms and increase self-satisfaction, self-esteem, and a sense of having some control over the SAD,” she says. “Periodically remind your significant other to eat healthy and appropriate amounts of food, drink enough water, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and connect with loved ones, including you, for emotional support.”

Read what Los Angeles therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. has to say on marthastewartweddings.com’s “5 Ways To Help Your Partner Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder.”