Feeling down? It may be the End-of-Summer blues.
Yes, summer time is sadly over. After those long, sunny summery months, we sadly welcome Autumn. For many this will be a difficult time in terms of experiencing depressive moods.
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder found in people who have normal mental health throughout the year, but then experience depressive symptoms at the same time each year. This is most commonly faced in the winter months, however, contrary to popular belief, this can be felt at the end of summer instead.
What are the signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Well, I am here to tell you that you are not alone. When the condition presents in September, the symptoms are more commonly: insomnia, poor appetite, and weight loss, in addition to irritability, difficulty concentrating, and feeling tearful.
There are a number of ways you can be helped, with just talking about it in the first place being a huge one and certainly the best place to start. Summer time is over, but please don’t suffer in silence.