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Does anyone find their depression getting worse in the summer season?

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I'm generally depressed all year, but I always find that my depression is at it's worst during the summertime to the point where it's almost unbearable. It's more manageable in the other seasons. Anyone else feel this way?
 
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It was pointed out to me last night that in the 4 times I've been hospitalized, three of those have been during July-October. I'm unsure why this is but it happens. Im in one of my "episodes" and have been for quite some time.

I hope you feel better soon.
 
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It used to be like that for me as well, feeling worse during summer time. It had much to do with the contrast of others who were able to enjoy the weather, a day out with friends,... and I wasn't. I don't know if that's the case with you? The last years it turned around (feeling better in summer and worse in winter)
 
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I think mine is worse in the winter, but in winter it feels more biological, like a weight pressing down on my head and no control over it, can't make myself feel better no matter what I do.

In summer it is bad for other reasons, such as seeing normal people out enjoying the weather with their friends or family or dogs, and all the thin beautiful people with perfect hair and smooth skin etc in their summer clothes, and normal working people who can afford to go on holidat etc. I think it is more to do with my emotions than the biological depression feeling I get in winter. Also in winter it's kind of normal to not want to do much as it's cold etc but in summer I am more aware of how abnormal it is just to want to lay in bed all day.

Some people do get reverse SAD though, ie in summer instead of winter.
 
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My depression takes a nose dive in January every year because something bag happened to me in that month, then it takes months for me to lift the depression. Did something happen in Summer that could be subconciously making your depression worse? You don't have to answer that :)
 
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I'm usually pretty low late spring or summer, high in the autumn and ok in the winter,but it can go all over the place sometimes.Spring and summer are usually my low times though.
 
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I seem to find both summer and winter difficult in their own ways.
However, there is something about summer which is very difficult for me to handle. Last summer I had a real crisis, and things are taking a bit of a nose dive at the moment.

I think Pierrot makes a good point. One thing that upsets me about summer is that sense that everybody is out there having fun with their friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, in love, enjoying the weather and socialising.. while I have nobody and i'm sat inside alone.
It just feels like other people's happiness is really being rubbed in my face.

I am sorry you're struggling at the moment with it. x
 
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Totally the same. Summer really hard for all those reasons already stated. Also too bright when you're feeling blue... I'm going through a hard time his summer too xxx
 
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