Diurnal Mood Variation

Diurnal mood variation is a symptom of depression in which an individual regularly feels low in the morning and experiences an increasingly positive mood as the day progresses. This condition can also be referred to as morning depression. While it is possible that the cyclical nature of symptoms in this type of depression may discourage a person from getting help, it is important to speak with a licensed mental health professional when symptoms of severe depression come up consistently, even if they fade during different parts of the day.


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