With the coming of autumn, the haze of the air increases and we begin to see the sun’s rays less and less. Waking up early in the morning, getting out of bed, concentrating on work or school becomes more and more difficult. If there is a slowdown in your behavior, a decrease in your sexual interest and an increase in appetite, you should seek expert help without wasting time.
WHY DOES DEPRESSION RISE IN THE FALL?
Seasonal transitions trigger depression. Expressing the sadness of autumn creates feelings of lack of pleasure, unhappiness and hopelessness in the person.
With autumn, we get less sunlight, which may cause disruption in the functioning of some chemicals in the brain, so our depressive feelings begin to increase. Researches on depression have shown that the autumn season increases depressive feelings.
With the coming of autumn, worries about work and school and the increase in our family responsibilities also cause us to feel depressed.
AUTUMN DEPRESSION FEELS DEPRESSIVE!
While people with autumn depression feel more pessimistic, depressed and unhappy, they may show sudden reactions to events and experience outbursts of anger. Women who have been diagnosed with depression in the past and women are more affected by autumn depression than men.
SUGGESTIONS FOR COATING WITH AUTUMN DEPRESSION
If you are experiencing seasonal depression, avoid overcrowded environments. Share environments with a small number of people with whom you feel safe.
With depression, negative thoughts begin to dominate the person’s perception and interpretation. If you try to notice your negative thoughts, you can see how these thoughts change your mood.
Regularly doing sports, doing walking exercises or creating hobby areas for ourselves helps us to discharge our depressive energy.
It is necessary to review and rearrange our sleeping and eating habits. We can do behavioral exercises to create our sleep pattern. According to nutrition and diet experts, it is important to stay away from caffeinated drinks, sugary foods, and to consume herbal teas and plenty of water.
Participating in pleasurable activities, especially after work or school, reduces the feeling of depression and fatigue. Therefore, create a weekly activity plan for yourself.
Set short-term and attainable goals for yourself.
Try to take a warm shower every day before going to sleep.
Take short breaks at work, school, study environment, etc.
If you think you are in depression, the severity and type of depression you have is important. Not all depressions may be seasonal.
In cases where you cannot cope with depression, you should seek psychotherapy and medication.