Most of us have heard of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Did you know that actually about 10% of SAD sufferers experience it during the summer time, instead of the winter time. I know, this seems odd, but it is true. Be aware of this and if you may have an increase in symptoms please take precautions. Exercise, good sleep, moderate leisure activity, social support, good stress management skills are all helpful for coping with these symptoms. If they continue to persist, please contact your medical physician or a local therapist for a consult. We think if summer as "fun in the sun", however, people have stress that may include a disrupted sleep schedule, kids having unstructured time, heat fatigue, and many people are more prone to body image issues during this season. Again, please check and evaluate your level of mood and take action if any of these are concerns...and have a GREAT summer!