Some Insights on Why Kids Get Summer Depression.
Usually associated with winter, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) also happens in summer. Like winter SAD, summer SAD is also related to light exposure and the body’s circadian rhythms. Psychology Today has an interesting article that explains the “mechanics” behind SAD. If your child or teen seems depressed during summer, it could be SAD. But if you think it may be more than SAD, the START program at Casa Pacifica can help.
Casa Pacifica’s Short Term Adolescent Residential Treatment (START) program is designed for youth ages 9 through 17 years old and specifically addresses a wide range of mental health issues. Contact us, or call now at (805) 366-4000.