The sun is shining, the sky is cloudless, you are on vacation and yet you feel a kind of ” summertime sadness as Lana Del Rey sings. Although it has been recognized since 1986, summer seasonal depression is still little studied. During her column, Rose-Aimée Automne T. Morin explains how excessive light, seasonal allergies and the “dictatorship of happiness” can be responsible.
Seasonal depression stems from what is called seasonal affective disorder. About 10% of people with this disorder see the onset of symptoms in the spring and summer, rather than during the fall and winter, according to Rose-Aimée Automne T. Morin.
The columnist stresses that it is important not to minimize the thing. She mentions in particular that support groups exist in addition to giving some tips to better deal with summer depression.