As the sun sets earlier across central Alabama, many individuals experience a chemical change in the brain that can lead to seasonal depression. This time of year brings about a range of emotions, leading more individuals to seek treatment. Psychiatrists, nurses, and therapists at Carastar Health in Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, and Lowndes counties are available to provide a diagnosis and treatment options for those struggling this season.
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 offers outpatient services as well as the Carastar Crisis Center which provides walk-in help 24/7. The center is equipped to handle emergency situations and provide immediate care. Additionally, they accept insurance and ensure that cost is not a barrier to receiving help.
Young people and women are at higher risk for seasonal depression according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of seasonal depression or any other mental health concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. You can call 800-408-4197 or visit the Carastar Health website for more information on how they can assist you with your needs.