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Seasonal Affective Disorder can happen in Las Vegas in the Summer

Posted: 5:53 AM, Jul 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-03 14:35:31Z

You've probably heard about being sad in the winter when it's cloudy or when it's rainy, but what about summertime sadness?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) usually happens in winter. People are depressed by the shorter and gloomier days.

Some experts are finding a similar depression during the summer. It's the long days and the intense heat that does people in.

Some symptoms include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anxiety,
  • Agitation
  • Poor appetite
  • It's hard to find things to do outdoors during the summer in Las Vegas.  You can feel trapped. Even professionals think it might be a good time to get away somewhere cooler and less oppressive.

"The best recommendation I can make: go to the beach. That's what I used to do in the day with my wife and kids," said Louis Mortillaro, a psychologist.

Solutions are pretty common sense. You should stay in the shade and air conditioning when possible. Investing in good curtains and other ways to block the sun is also a good idea.