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Summer SAD

While it's typically associated with the winter months, there are some people vulnerable to seasonal affective disorder or SAD during the summer months.

It's estimated 18 million Americans suffer from SAD.

If you're feeling a lack of energy, poor sleep, poor appetite, anxious or hopeless - you could be experiencing this form of seasonal depression.

Causes range from stress, to disruption of sleep schedule, to body image issues.

The steps to take on your own are simple: make yourself a priority, exercise, avoid unnecessary pressure and get some rest!

Mood stabilizers and anti-depressants are only prescribed if the symptoms do not go away.

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