The Seasons Are Changing- Is Your Mood?

Pumpkins, hayrides, apple cider, and lattes are officially in season. Even though our seasons in Long Beach are relatively mild compared to other regions, we still experience change. And, with this seasonal ebb and flow, our emotional states can fluctuate with the changing seasons.

It’s the perfect time of year to get support, utilize your insurance benefits, and embark on a journey toward feeling your best for the holidays. Here are a few things you should know about how seasonal changes can impact your mood.

Seasonal Depression Can Happen Even In California

Seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), refers to depressive symptoms that usually occur in the fall/winter as the days get shorter and darker. Experts believe that decreased sunlight interrupts our circadian rhythm, which can impact the brain’s serotonin amount.

Even though seasonal depression is more common in areas with colder temperatures and less sunlight, it can be just as real for people living in Long Beach. Don’t wait for the symptoms to kick in! Be proactive about your mental health by
increasing your physical activity, improving your sleep health, and getting support..

The Holidays Can Make Symptoms Worse

The holidays​ are right around the corner. For many, the holiday season can be a joyful time. But it can also bring a unique set of stressors. The pressure to create picture-perfect gatherings, financial burdens, and navigating complex family dynamics can lead to increased anxiety and depression. It’s as if the holiday season serves as a magnifying glass, intensifying our existing emotional states.

Now is the perfect time to get support so you can start feeling better for the holidays. Medications and therapy can take time work so the sooner, the better! If you are looking for rapid relief, we offer Spravato and TMS Therapy that can help when nothing else does. Remember, you have options! Our compassionate team can help you find the right treatment for you.

Cash In On Your Insurance Benefits

At Pacific Mind Health, we are in network with most major insurance companies. Our innovative treatments, like Spravato and TMS Therapy, are also covered by insurance. If you’re paying for these benefits, why not use them before the new year?

Think of it as an investment in your well-being. We have the tools and resources to help you build resilience, learn new coping mechanisms, and heal. If you have questions about insurance coverage, book a TMS Info session or reach out to our team today.