Weathering the emotional ebb & flow of seasonal changes

Jan 19, 2011

Do rainy days and Monday’s get you down? You’re not alone. For years, doctors have been treating people for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression usually associated with sun-deprivation. But good weather impacts our moods too. Warm, sunny days can make us feel free and frisky. Yet, according to neuropsychiatrist Dr. John Sharp, suicides increase during summer months. In his new book, "The Emotional Calendar," Sharp explores how time of year, weather, wind patterns and memories tied to specific events can profoundly impact how we feel. The good news is, understanding the science of the seasons can go a long way towards helping us keep our emotional swings in check. Why do seasons carry emotional baggage? What impact might LA’s lack of seasons have on emotional well being? What triggers set you off?

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