11 - 12 - 2013 Season time changes could trigger depression disorder
[DI] - Seasonal depression, which is caused by the body's biological response to a lack of sunlight, will start to creep into lives of many a resident starting this time of the year as the days get shorter and the nights get longer. Feelings of drowsiness and irritability as the body works to adjust to seasonal changes is a normal response to the time change. However, if those feelings develop into seemingly permanent fatigue or lack of interest and social withdrawal, then a person may be experiencing a seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder most likely to occurs between the ages of 15-55 years old & it's 4 times more likely to occur in women. Dr. Nalin Patel told the Lewistown Sentinel that this type of depression "affects a person at the same time every year, usually beginning in the fall until spring."