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Why does sunlight make people happy?
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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Increases serotonin
Serotonin is known as the chemical the brain produces and it stabilizes your mood.
For many patients, i also recommend a light box and sometimes this is all that is needed for depression. Sunlight makes you happy too because you enjoy good weather.

In brief: Increases serotonin
Serotonin is known as the chemical the brain produces and it stabilizes your mood.
For many patients, i also recommend a light box and sometimes this is all that is needed for depression. Sunlight makes you happy too because you enjoy good weather.
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Dr. Joan Kinlan
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Complex
Light does many things, it produces vitamen d which when low can cause depressive symptoms.
It also supresses the production of melatonin which makes us sleepy and regulates are biologic clock. Some depression seems to be a loss of syncronization of our hormone levels and sleep wake cycles such that we feel asleep when we are awake.

In brief: Complex
Light does many things, it produces vitamen d which when low can cause depressive symptoms.
It also supresses the production of melatonin which makes us sleepy and regulates are biologic clock. Some depression seems to be a loss of syncronization of our hormone levels and sleep wake cycles such that we feel asleep when we are awake.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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