We've all heard about the "winter blues"--it's officially called Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) by the experts. That's when the shorter days & increased darkness (among other things) of winter time cause depression, restlessness, insomnia and a host of other symptoms in people.
But what if you're feeling down in the dumps during the summer? It's pretty outside, the sun is shining (most of the time), the beach beckons...we should all be so happy, right? Not necessarily. While Seasonal Affective Disorder is most typically associated with winter, there are some people that also suffer at different times during the year. In fact, 1 in 10 people experience SAD in the summer, according to Fox News. Click HERE or below to learn more. If you're feeling any of these symptoms or just not like yourself, call your doctor.
And if you're in despair, distress & having suicidal thoughts, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is confidential & free support and it's just a phone call away. Their number is: 800-273-8255.
Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that hits most commonly in fall and winter. Do you know who's most likely to get it?
Posted by WebMD on Wednesday, December 7, 2016