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Why would cold weather make me feel depressed?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lack of light

Inadequate light exposure has been shown to be related to depression including working the night shift and winter in gloomy climates.

In brief: Lack of light

Inadequate light exposure has been shown to be related to depression including working the night shift and winter in gloomy climates.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

From a biopsychoocial understanding, i would think that the cold weather may lead to less exercise (endorphin-feel good hormones), carb craving (leading to an endocrine etiology for the depression), an fewer human interactions (it's too cold to get out) there is a sound rationale or seasonal affective disorder.

In brief: Depends

From a biopsychoocial understanding, i would think that the cold weather may lead to less exercise (endorphin-feel good hormones), carb craving (leading to an endocrine etiology for the depression), an fewer human interactions (it's too cold to get out) there is a sound rationale or seasonal affective disorder.
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Dr. Vivek Prasad
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