Many of us are accustomed to relating seasonal affective disorder with the dark, cold winter months. Once spring hits and it becomes April, that should all just go away, right? It turns out April can be just as hard on SAD as the winter months. Therese Borchard, a columnist for Everyday Health, offers four different theories on why April can actually make depression and anxiety levels raise in her article
April Is the Cruelest Month: Why People Get Depressed and Anxious in the Spring
- Allergies and toxins
For more explanations be sure to check out the link above. She also has an article on how rainy weather, like we have had in KC for some time now, can affect depression.
Weather and Mood: Rainy With a Chance of Depression
In this article she links to some interesting studies relating weather and mood.
So, if you just aren’t feeling it yet this month – you are not alone!