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Is it common to live in a basement apartment with very low exposure to sunlight and then develop clinical depression?

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Ben Ferguson
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly.

Several studies have shown that decreased exposure to sunlight can be a risk factor for depression.
In fact, prolonged exposure to light is often used to treat some mood disorders.

In brief: Possibly.

Several studies have shown that decreased exposure to sunlight can be a risk factor for depression.
In fact, prolonged exposure to light is often used to treat some mood disorders.
Ben Ferguson
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: That could be.

Although not a common situation, it could stimulate a clinical depression in susceptible people.
That could also be a result in any low sunlight situation for susceptible folks no matter where they live. Whatever the outcome one should watch for signs of clinical depression and act quickly to access care for that depression. Prevention with light therapy should precede any clinical intervention.

In brief: That could be.

Although not a common situation, it could stimulate a clinical depression in susceptible people.
That could also be a result in any low sunlight situation for susceptible folks no matter where they live. Whatever the outcome one should watch for signs of clinical depression and act quickly to access care for that depression. Prevention with light therapy should precede any clinical intervention.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Living in a basement

I agree with dr. Barbara that kacak of exposure to sun can cause depression , but also living in a basement also due to isolation , lack of activity with no motivation.

In brief: Living in a basement

I agree with dr. Barbara that kacak of exposure to sun can cause depression , but also living in a basement also due to isolation , lack of activity with no motivation.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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