'Take advantage of this': Psychiatrist says warm weather can help ease depression, anxiety

If you’re feeling emotionally drained after quarantine or if the cold months make you feel fatigued and moody, the warm weather can help put a spring in your step.

Kaiser Permanente psychiatrist Dr. Humaira Siddiqi says the pandemic has pushed people to seek mental health care, calling it “an absolute surge”. She told ABC7 reporter Victoria Sanchez that professional help combined with the warm weather can ease depression and anxiety.

Along with the sun shining and birds chirping, there’s a COVID-19 vaccine. Things are looking up after hunkering down.

“Take advantage of this,” said Dr. Siddiqi during a Zoom interview.

 

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