Are April Showers Bringing You Down?

April 29, 2019

Our behavior, desire to socialize, and energy levels tend to change with each season. For people diagnosed with SAD or seasonal affective disorder, don’t just have the case of the blues. In certain seasons, they find it difficult to cope and get out of depression on their own.

While SAD is often associated with winter, it’s inaccurate to confine it with colder seasons. Even warmer months and longer days can send people’s emotions into a tailspin.

Why people can get depressed during spring?

The increased amount of sunlight and the higher temperature can be overwhelming for some people. It can be more troublesome for those with SAD as almost everyone around them are excited about the season and they’re not.

There is no exact cause for seasonal depression. However, experts believe that it may have something to do with chemical imbalances in the brain. It could either be hereditary or brought by certain events in one’s life.

What are the symptoms of SAD?

Whether it occurs during winter or spring, SAD symptoms are almost the same. These include irritability, insomnia, poor appetite, and weight loss.

If you think you suffer from seasonal depression, don’t ignore the signs and symptoms. Reach out for help.

The sooner you’ll see a specialist, the sooner you can find a treatment that’s appropriate for you.

 

References:

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/april-showers-bring-the-end-of-seasonal-depression

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/minding-the-body/201203/when-spring-brings-you-down

https://tmsneuroinstitute.com/2018/03/22/spring-depression/