We put aside the funformation, for serious information…
When we think of SAD--Seasonal Affective Disorder—we think “winter blahs”. The lack of sun, warmth, fun. But for some people, SAD happens in the summer.
Dr. Vinjay Saranga of Saranga Comprehensive Psychiatry says reverse SAD is real. “It’s not about being a party pooper. Summer depression can really bring some people down. The sun, to them, is utterly oppressive. It drains and exhausts them. They are energized on cloudy days. This type of exhaustion can isolate people and intensify feelings of sadness and anxiety.”
Dr. Saranga says to look for these signs in yourself, or someone you know: agitation, anxiety, fatigue, eating too much or too little, significant changes in weight, unexplained aches and pains, loss of interest in activities that usually bring pleasure, lack of motivation, depression, little to no optimism about things, lacking that zest you usually have, avoiding friends/family/social situations.
If you see these signs, reach out to a health care professional. Or download an app.
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