Dr. Jackie on Seasonal Depression
In this NBC4 video, Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, explains who is affected most by seasonal depression and what are the risk factors, starting with poverty, asthma and other chronic illnesses.
According to a new study, the most depressed group is women between ages 40 and 59 — the women who have the most juggling to do. The study also shows increasing numbers of young people, particularly in college, are suffering from mental illness, including clinical depression. Disturbingly, only 35% of those with “severe” depression had seen a mental health professional in the past year.
Dr. Jackie also talks about the seasonal affective disorder (SAD) from which many people suffer, typical this time of the year and exacerbated by the holidays, the cold weather and the incoming pressure of tax preparation.