Many people suffer signs of unrest during the change of seasons. This is partly due to the strong effects and influences that light and weather exert on our mood. Some seasons make certain mental diseases worse. The effects of temperature changes can be so strong that they can generate sleeping difficulties and increased tiredness as well as lower concentration capabilities. If you are witnessing an episode with strong symptoms then we may be suffering from a clear case of seasonal effective disorder.
In some changes of season we may suffer from emotional disorder, this is due to reduced daylight hours in the colder seasons. This reduction in light will be accompanied by a change in schedule and a reduction of our active hours. Also, if the temperatures drop it is possible that our immune system is damaged.
In many cases the change of season affects humans by increasing anxiety, migraines and rheumatic problems that are accompanied by the aforementioned depression. For example, in spring we look forward to the start of summer that appears to take forever to arrive. Moreover, in certain places, the change of seasons and from cold to hot is too sudden. This will be the season with the greatest levels of depression. On top of that we must not forget spring asthenia, characterized by tiredness, irritability and fatigue due to the change in light and temperature.
In summer heat waves can also affect humans, creating exorbitant feelings of tiredness in places where the heat is excessive. During this season states of exaggerated and euphoric mood are increased too. These are also the days when people with bipolar disorders may worsen.
In autumn we see an increase in depression and panic disorders as there is usually a considerable amount of rain. Also, daylight hours are reduced and this is a core factor in emotional problems.
In winter the lack of light may affect our vision making our eyes sensitive to light.