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Is sad less common in warmer, sunnier climates?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: SAD
Yes.

In brief: SAD
Yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but
I'm in the northeast and see a lot of sad.
Depression cycles are more predictable and light therapy helps. I've spoken with several collegues in calif who don't see much seasonality, but the depression is no less common and occurs year round.

In brief: Yes, but
I'm in the northeast and see a lot of sad.
Depression cycles are more predictable and light therapy helps. I've spoken with several collegues in calif who don't see much seasonality, but the depression is no less common and occurs year round.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Research has shown that sad is more likely to occur the further away one resides from the equator.

In brief: Yes
Research has shown that sad is more likely to occur the further away one resides from the equator.
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Dr. Robert Gerstman
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