Depression does occur this time of year

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A lot of people naturally feel down during the colder, darker months of the year. TrustPoint Hospital's Director of Clinical Integration Beth Goodner stated



Goodner said to find thing you can do in the cold...



Some ideas include seeing a movie, head to the local mall, visit friends and more.

Signs of Depression from the Mayo Clinic:

Mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, or sadness

Sleep: early awakening, excess sleepiness, insomnia, or restless sleep

Whole body: excessive hunger, fatigue, loss of appetite, or restlessness

Behavioral: agitation, excessive crying, irritability, or social isolation

Cognitive: lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or thoughts of suicide

Weight: weight gain or weight loss

Also common: poor appetite or repeatedly going over thoughts

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