Does Summer Make You Depressed?

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Summer is filled with warm days, vacations and pool time, which you would think would make people happy.

But as it turns out, for some people, this time of year can be a real drag. It’s a depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD; and while it usually happens in the winter when it’s cold, dreary, and cabin fever sets in, it seems it can also be triggered by heat, anxiety over what to do with the kids, body image at the pool, vacation budget woes and more.

KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert and John Shumway talk to Dr P.V. Nickells, department chair of the West Penn Allegheny Health System, about SAD and how you can cheer up.

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