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Name is Jake. Been dealing with bouts of depression on-and-off for around 4 years now. I have felt suicidal a number of times. I am feeling pretty good right now with my life, but what makes me really feel depressed is how significantly I'm impacted by the weather patterns. When it's too cold, hot, or cloudy I sometimes feel as though I am losing my mind (but not going psychotic or into psychosis). I have had times where I just sit in bed the entire day when the weather is bad and won't get out of bed until I feel like I can get enough energy and willpower to deal with what I have to do that particular day. Even in the summer, when it gets cloudy, I oftentimes have thoughts of wanting to be done with my misery, but nobody seems to know why I'm so heavily affected by the weather. It is as if when it is clear, blue skies I am happy and have no issues. But when it is cloudy, rainy, and especially foggy (or even worse all 3 of those) I feel extremely depressed and lethargic.

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replied July 14th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This is normal to feel depress in cloudy,rainy or foggy weather.But as you are feeling extremely depress, I would suggest you to consult psychiatrist for CBT sessions.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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