summer SAD resources


Summer seasonal depression is real and deadly. MDLinx, July 2, 2024.

How hot is too hot for the human body? Medical News Today, July 20, 2023.

Sad in the summer? You may have summer seasonal depression. Washington Post, July 3, 2023.

Yes, You Can Get SAD in the Summer. Cleveland Clinic, July 12, 2023.

The Summertime Blues. Penn Medicine News, Aug. 2, 2018.

You’ve heard of the winter blues but what about summer depression? Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Seasonal Affective Disorder Isn’t Just for Winter. New York Times, June 1, 2021, updated Nov. 1, 2022.

It Turns Our You Really Can Get That Summertime Sadness. Healthline, reviewed June 25, 2019.

Beat summertime sadness with these cool tips. University of Arizona News, July 19, 2023.

Suicide Rates Spike in Spring, Not Winter. Johns Hopkins, May 8, 2019.

Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD in the Summer. Psychology Today, January 14, 2015.

Does summer make you SAD? Dr. Orna Izakson Celilo Natural Health Center blog.


Akram, Faisal, et al. “Mood worsening on days with high pollen counts is associated with a summer pattern of seasonality.” Pteridines 30.1 (2019): 133-141.

Lõhmus, Mare. “Possible biological mechanisms linking mental health and heat—a contemplative review.” International journal of environmental research and public health 15.7 (2018): 1515. [PMID: 30021956]

Milić, Časlav, Sanja Kocić, and Snežana Radovanović. “Climate variations: Risk factor of commiting suicide.” Medicinski pregled 64.3-4 (2011): 202-205. [English-language abstract. Original here.]

Roxbury, Christopher R., et al. “Association between rhinitis and depression in United States adults.” The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice 7.6 (2019): 2013-2020.

Wehr, Thomas A., et al. “Contrasts between symptoms of summer depression and winter depression.” Journal of affective disorders 23.4 (1991): 173-183. (Abstract only.)

Consistent with predictions based on the earlier reports, we found that winter depressives were more likely to have atypical vegetative symptoms, with increased appetite, carbohydrate craving, weight gain and hypersomnia, and that summer depressives were more likely to have endogenous vegetative symptoms, with decreased appetite and insomnia.

White, Richard A., et al. “Does suicide have a stronger association with seasonality than sunlight?.” BMJ open 5.6 (2015): e007403. [PMID: 26041492]

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