The Surprising Signs of Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year

If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody

These symptoms often resolve during the spring and summer months. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer

Additionally, women are generally diagnosed more than men, though that could simply be because data suggests women make higher use of primary physician care

In short, healthcare is impacted by many factors, but generally speaking, depression doesn't discriminate and can affect people from all walks of life

Activity level and enjoyment tends to be low in inclement weather, and those aren't season-specific

For example, both a snowstorm and an especially humid day could be reasons to stay inside; when done repeatedly