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Why is seasonal affective disorder more severe in the north?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: More prevalent

Perhaps you mean that seasonal affective disorder is more prevalent in the northern hemispheres -- not really more severe.
An individual case might be similar in severity, no matter where the person suffering it lives. But the condition is more frequently seen in northern latitudes -- where in fall-winter, daytime light exposure is less than it is in southern latitudes.

In brief: More prevalent

Perhaps you mean that seasonal affective disorder is more prevalent in the northern hemispheres -- not really more severe.
An individual case might be similar in severity, no matter where the person suffering it lives. But the condition is more frequently seen in northern latitudes -- where in fall-winter, daytime light exposure is less than it is in southern latitudes.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics

In brief: SAD

Sad is more prevalent in regions with colder darker wonters allowing for less interaction with other humans and the environment.

In brief: SAD

Sad is more prevalent in regions with colder darker wonters allowing for less interaction with other humans and the environment.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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