(WBNG) — As the days get colder and gloomier, medical experts warn that that there may be an increase in seasonal depression this year.
Dr. Michael Lavin, director of psychiatry and a psychiatrist at Lourdes Center for Mental Health, says that symptoms of seasonal depression include fatigue, weight gain, pulling away from friends and family, and not wanting to do activities. He also says there usually is some sort of history with people who get diagnosed.
Dr. Lavin says that it’s important for people to keep themselves active so that they can help prevent it and don’t get into a funk.
He adds that exercise, investing in certain light therapies, and staying connected with families can all help, too.