Seasonal Affective Disorder – a summer or winter condition?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is most popularly known as a winter condition or “winter blues” – the condition being bought on by the onset of shorter days and less exposure to daylight.

 

While 5% of the population are considered to be effected by the winter version, it is now estimated that up to 1% of the population have the summer variant.

 


A recent article discussing this variant explained that the depression angle can be exacerbated by disrupted schedules, body image issues, and financial worries due to expenses of summer holidays, babysitters, and camps for kids for working parents but the underlying issue is still light.

“The long summer days may also be misaligning your circadian rhythms, experts say, so another treatment plan could involve a “combination of getting early morning sunlight (30 to 60 minutes daily), which shifts the body clock forward, and low-dose melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep-wake cycles,” notes MSNBC.”

 

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