With all this summer time rain I wonder if anybody is showing signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder in the summer months. Just in case here is an excerpt from an interesting article about how SAD can affect our children:
Maggie started off her junior year of high school with great energy. She had no trouble keeping up with her schoolwork and was involved in several after-school activities. But after the Thanksgiving break, she began to have difficulty getting through her assigned reading and had to work harder to apply herself. She couldn’t concentrate in class, and after school all she wanted to do was sleep.
Maggie’s grades began to drop and she rarely felt like socializing. Even though Maggie was always punctual before, she began to have trouble getting up on time and was absent or late from school many days during the winter.
At first, Maggie’s parents thought she was slacking off. They were upset with her, but figured it was just a phase — especially since her energy finally seemed to return in the spring. But when the same thing happened the following November, they took Maggie to the doctor, who diagnosed her with a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder.
What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that appears at the same time each year.
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