Summer Depression

Many of us may associate summer with fun but not for people with summer-onset seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

What is SAD?

SAD is a mood disorder that usually occurs at the same time each year. While it’s more common during winter, it can happen during summer too.

Unlike winter-onset SAD where one tends to overeat and oversleep, people who have summer-onset depression suffers from insomnia, loss of appetite, and anxiety.

Why it happens?

Summer-onset SAD is attributed to too much sun, which can turn off the production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin, which only comes out in the dark, drives the sleep-wake cycle. So, longer days mean fewer production of the hormone.

There are certain groups of people who are more prone to developing SAD. These include women, those with a family history of SAD, have bipolar disorder or clinical depression, and those who live near the equator.

What are the signs and symptoms?

People who suffer from summer-onset SAD may have trouble in sleeping, feel depressed most of the day, have difficulty concentrating, feel hopeless, and may even have suicidal thoughts.

What to do about it?

Seeking darkened rooms, staying in a cool environment, and talking to a professional can help in managing summer-onset SAD. However, if you do not have any success from these conventional treatment methods, there’s another therapy that can help you – TMS.

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that is shown to be effective for people with mood disorders.

Schedule an appointment with us to find out if this treatment suits you well.

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TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes magnetic field to stimulate certain areas of the brain. By stimulating the nerve cells, the procedure helps in improving the symptoms of depression, anxiety, migraines, and even Parkinson’s disease.

What can you expect during a TMS therapy session?

During a TMS therapy session, an electromagnetic coil will be used and placed against your scalp. This will deliver the magnetic pulse that will stimulate the nerve cells in the targeted area.

It usually takes more than a single session to start noticing significant changes on the symptoms.

Before having repetitive TMS, you may have to undergo a thorough physical exam in order to make sure that TMS is a suitable and safe option for you. Depending on your reason for undergoing TMS, you may also have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

NeurOasis offers FREE consultations!

NeurOasis offers innovative treatment options for patients living with depression who have not seen improvement in their condition through traditional therapy, such as therapy and medication.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS Therapy, is a noninvasive, FDA-approved therapy for conditions like anxiety, depression, migraines, and Parkinson’s disease.

If you think TMS Therapy may be suitable for you, request your free consultation online or call (520) 338-2557 today. We can’t wait to be a part of your journey.