Iceni Magazine - Are You Likely to Feel Sad this Summer?

Many of us have heard of 'winter blues' but did you know that 1/10 of all SAD cases suffer from the condition in the summer, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.[1]

This is known as reverse seasonal affective disorder, but just like winter-onset SAD reverse seasonal affective disorder returns every year at about the same time. Winter SAD is linked to a lack of sunlight, but summer SAD is thought to be the reverse - it is suggested that too much sunshine can lead to modulations  in melatonin production, leading some of us feeling down.