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Surge in Seasonal Depression Cases Observed by Mental Health Practitioner, According to Report


Nov 21, 2023

As the sun sets earlier in central Alabama, many people may experience a chemical change in their brain that can lead to seasonal depression. Erica Barnett, the associate clinical director at Carastar Health in Montgomery, notes that this time of year brings about a range of emotions, leading more individuals to seek treatment. The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that young people and women are at higher risk for seasonal depression. Signs of seasonal depression include oversleeping, daytime fatigue, and overeating.

With the holiday season approaching, the hustle and bustle can also contribute to increased levels of depression. For some, it may be their first Thanksgiving without a loved one. Carastar Health in Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, and Lowndes counties offers outpatient services and the Carastar Crisis Center, providing walk-in help 24/7. Psychiatrists, nurses

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