Did you know that today is the saddest day of the year? Understand Seasonal Depression – 1/17/2022

Did you know that today is the saddest day of the year?  Understand Seasonal Depression - 1/17/2022

This Monday (17), the third day of the year, is known as the saddest day of the year. This date was created in 2005 by Cliff Arnall, a psychologist from Cardiff University in Wales. Considered by critics as a marketing ploy, this day is a warning Depression Seasonal.

Arnall used a formula to reach the combined date of the post-vacation period, lack of money for January expenses, return to work, and the need for change, but had no clear vision. In the Northern Hemisphere, there is another determining factor: climate.

There, seasonal depression is more common in winter, and it is happening now. The cases are mainly concentrated during the months of January to February, when there is a lack of sunlight, which can cause chemical imbalances in the brain and damage the body.

Among the symptoms, fatigue, weight gain due to high carbohydrate intake and problems with concentration are more common in older women.

In the Southern Hemisphere, seasonal depression is associated with a period of high social rhythm. This will often increase the overcharge and reduce the quality of life. There are also issues with self-image caused by the summer, with many people going to the beach and pool and increasing the insecurity of those with low self-esteem, for example.

In addition to listening to your own feelings, you need to pay attention to the pitfalls of time. AnxietyAnxiety, sadness, guilt, changes in appetite and sleep, lack of concentration, and learning difficulties are all signs that something is not going well. When they are noticed, it is recommended to consult a professional to identify any changes. In general, treatments combine medication with psychotherapy.

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With information from a report published in * 20/01/2020.

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