What makes attractive people depressed

Spring depression: why spring makes some people sick and what works against it

A distinction is made between springtime tiredness, which disappears by itself after 2 weeks at the latest, and springtime depression, which lasts longer and requires medical treatment. Spring depression is the result of latent depression. If symptoms such as tiredness and dejection do not go away or if they even get worse, the person affected may be suffering from spring depression and thus a serious mental illness.

The typical symptoms of spring depression are the same as those of "normal" depression:

  • Lack of drive
  • Joylessness
  • Disinterest
  • Feeling of worthlessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • hopelessness
  • Despair
  • and many more


The symptoms are varied and not everyone has all the symptoms. That is why it is important to confide in a doctor or therapist. The earlier those affected take appropriate support - at one of our locations or a trusted doctor - the greater the chances of recovery. As treatment, we use various forms of psychotherapy and, if necessary, medication and supplementary measures at the Oberberg Kliniken locations.

Spring fatigue can be eliminated with simple measures

However, anyone who is tired in spring and feels limp does not have to suffer from spring depression right away. For many people, the first warm days lead to symptoms such as

  • fatigue
  • Listlessness
  • reduced efficiency
  • Irritability
  • dizziness
  • Headache and pain in the limbs
  • Weather sensitivity
  • low blood pressure.


Spring fatigue has various causes. The body has to adjust to the new light and weather conditions in spring, which takes time. The tired melatonin often determines the hormone level because we do not get enough daylight. In addition, the body needs vitamin D for a balanced mental life, which it can only produce with the help of sunlight. In winter there is a lack of sun, so the vitamin D stores are exhausted and must first be recharged.

Spring fatigue is bothersome and arduous - but not a disease. After all, you know the causes, and with a few simple means you can improve your condition significantly.