Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Seasonal Affective Disorder - Summer variant

One of my friends made an observation yesterday that I intend to follow up on.

It goes back to the fact that every time DST starts (no matter when that is), I seem to have trouble beyond the initial week or so of adjusting. My own thoughts were that it felt like being jetlagged for a week without going anywhere.

But then I got to thinking... (yeah, I know, dangerous move there) that for years the way I felt seemed to start getting bad RIGHT when daylight savings time would start and not really change until DST ended. It seems to happen every year without fail.

So... I need to get checked for Seasonal Affective Disorder - Summer variant. People claim it's rare, but I wonder how rare it actually is.

Treatment is also listed as "not very simple"... so I have no clue what to do now.

1 comment:

Saskia said...

Hi there I have a summer SAD group at www.summersad.ning.com

I also have the exact same feeling at DST, and actually I think I could accurately tell you, without knowing the exact date but just based on my perception of the light and how I feel, the spring and summer equinoxes.

Saskia