Summer Asthenia

Although the summertime should be enjoyable and relaxing, you might find that the heat is unpleasant for your children or for you as well.

Summer asthenia has a biological basis for certain people. Others may feel unhappy as a result of the accumulated tension.

According to patterns unique to major depression or bipolar disorder, summer asthenia is categorized as a seasonal affective disorder. Summer asthenia patients may have any of the following symptoms that are unique to both spring and summer asthenia:

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Irritability

  • Agitation

  • Decrease in appetite

  • Suicide thoughts

 

Characteristics of summer asthenia

Depression may result from seasonal affective disorder, particularly during the short and chilly winter days. However, the start of summer can trigger depression in roughly 10% of people.

If you’ve ever experienced depression, you undoubtedly already know that maintaining a routine can help to reduce symptoms. The schedule is challenging to stick to throughout the summer because you’ll be busy all day, especially if you have young kids. Children’s vacations can interfere with your job, sleep, and eating schedules, which can all hasten the onset of summer asthenia.

 

  • Problems with body image: As the temperature rises, and you wear less clothing, your body becomes more self-aware. If you’re forced to wear shorts or a bathing suit, you’ll feel uncomfortable and ashamed. Even if the majority of summer gatherings take place by the beach or by the pool, some people start to avoid social situations because they find them unsettling.

  • Financial concerns: Summer can be expensive. It’s a vacation, so of course, you have to spend a lot of money on summer camps or babysitting to take care of the baby while you’re at work if you’re a parent. Spending can make summer melancholy feel worse.

  • Heat: Many people enjoy the sweltering heat. They enjoy spending time on the beach and in the sun. Summer heat can be extremely uncomfortable for those who cannot tolerate it. You can begin spending every weekend hiding in air-conditioned rooms, even if it is harmful to your health. 

How to Get Over Summer Asthenia

  • Simply ask for support. Ask for help if you are depressed, regardless of the season. Speak with a therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker about your concerns. Consult your primary care physician, who can prescribe medication. Do not dismiss the signs of depression.

  • Don’t wait for it to go away. Summer asthenia can sometimes lead to a longer episode of major depression. Even if your depression resolves itself in September, there is no reason to ignore it in June. This way, you can avoid a three-month period of intense discomfort. Temporary depression can be quite unpleasant. However, the consequences for the family and the workplace could be long-term.

  • Exercise frequently. Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise is an effective way to cure depression. Try to stay active and get over your summer depression even if it’s too hot for your usual activities. When it’s not too hot, you can work out in the early morning or late at night. Think about performing fitness activities in a chilly basement. You can exercise with one or two buddies if it inspires you and seems like a nice idea.

  • Don’t go overboard with your fitness and diet plan. You shouldn’t continually worry about your fitness and diet in order to fit into the same swimwear you wore last year. If you observe that you have put on weight, you might become unhappy. You should, however, exercise moderately and eat sensibly. If you pick a stringent diet, you probably won’t be able to stick to it, and failing will make you feel defeated and make your summer sadness worse.

  • Refrain from isolating oneself, despite how alluring it would be to avoid social interaction over the summer. Even if you choose not to participate in the conversations, your mood might get better this way.

To decrease the anxiety that could arise from exposure to a certain event deemed bad, try to re-educate the brain to create new connections. It would be wise to swap out reoccurring memories for happy occasions that might happen over the summer. You can easily do that with the help of Neurofeedback.

  • Discuss neurofeedback with your therapist. The symptoms of serious depression or asthenia can be reduced or even completely eliminated by combining neurofeedback with therapy. For those who need more than group or individual therapy to deal with the overpowering emotions linked to mental health issues like asthenia or depression, Quantum Medical NUCLEUS and Ed-X offer several modalities.

People can train their brains to stabilize their moods with the use of neurofeedback therapy. Therefore, by utilizing neurofeedback, patients have been able to lessen or even completely eradicate their symptoms of bipolar illness, depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, and other conditions affecting mood and emotions.

Neurofeedback focuses on the adaptability of your brain to improve brain function by removing the brain imbalances that might lead to depression. To determine what kinds of erratic brain patterns are being used in the brain, a brain map is first created. In order to help you learn how to use the best brain pattern for calm attention instead of one that results in depression, tailored training procedures are then created. The effects remain for a very long time and can be safely combined with any other therapies.

You may perceive, engage with, and self-regulate your mental moods and overall brain functioning with neurofeedback. You can make the changes you want to see in your life with an EEG headband and a program to assist you in understanding your brainwave data.

Although you can choose whatever neurofeedback training program you like, keep in mind that virtual reality will immerse your brain in the information. Because the brain believes what it sees, it is a very powerful therapeutic tool. Ed-X and NUCLEUS are not tools for diagnosis or treatment. Consider the EEG feedback as self-awareness that reflects your emotional state.