Changing Seasons

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Changing Seasons Seasons are typically a pleasant thought for individuals. People commonly have a season or a type of weather that they consider their favorite. Whether it is summer, fall, winter, or spring, certain people desire different climates and look forward to when their preferred season arrives. Some people may overlook the fact that changing seasons can have a lot of effect on your mood. Seasons can provoke a very good change for the mind; on the other hand, there is a time of year that an individual struggles with these types of mood changes, which would be the arrival of summer. The effects on a person during the morph from spring to summer are caused by the psychological, physical, and mental changes.

To start off, some individuals struggle with psychological disorders due to the change in seasons. Psychologist have discovered that one out of every twenty people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the majority being women.

SAD is defined as seasonal condition in which a person suffers depression during the change of seasons. The cause of SAD remains a mystery. Some researches believe that the lack of sunlight disrupts certain rhythms, which regulate our body's internal clocks. Undergoing this depression can be a traumatic experience for a person, but it can be treated.

Although the changing of seasons can be a harsh event for an individual, there are also physical effects that can be positive. During pleasant weather there are a variety of activities that one can indulge in the great outdoors. Physically, sunlight causes vitamins to increase in your body. This seems to clear your mind and increase your metabolism, which allows a person to be more active. Another physical trait that sunlight causes is your body to defend itself, which results in a tan.