After years of questioning why grades suffered during January, February, and March, I finally came upon a possible answer. It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and is a form of depression that occurs in relation to the seasons; typically winter because of the short days and lack of sunlight.
Google Health lists the symptoms as:Any student with these symptoms is likely to have trouble keeping up with their school work. But there are solutions. The most common is light therapy that uses a lamp to simulate sunlight.
On Thursday, January 25, 2010 the Dr. Oz show offered some advice for this disorder. The following is from the Dr. Oz Website: