The Christmas holiday period has finished for another year. This is a difficult time for many people with depression, especially those who are alone, as they frequently experience increased symptoms.
For others, this is the time of year when their symptoms start to worsen, especially the period between February and April (end of winter, beginning of spring) when many people experience more pronounced depression.
For reasons we don’t fully understand, the brain’s metabolism changes at this time. People who are affected become anxious, tired, unhappy, insecure, disinterested, have poor concentration, low energy levels and suffer with insomnia, sometimes they may even have suicidal thoughts.
When these types of symptoms are present, help is needed. Talking with friends and family is the first step, but specialist medical therapy should also be started as early as possible.