Summer months can trigger depression

The city of Hyderabad is reporting a rise in the number of people seeking psychiatric help for signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Experts say that there is a 20-30% jump in patients complaining of psychological problems such as loss of appetite, fatigue and anxiety.

SAD or summer depression is a type of bipolar disorder where there are repeated depressive episodes that happen every year during a certain season.

Bipolar disorder is marked by dramatic changes in mood, energy and behaviour, with periods of high spirits and and extreme sadness.

Doctors say that the rising heat and humidity may play a role in causing summer depression.

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