Darker fall evenings spell depression for many

October 26, 2012

Senior man wearing jacket and muffler around neck

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Fall is creeping in, its getting colder, soon we’ll be turning the clocks back. With darker evenings people leave the house less and participate less in outdoor exercise.

More than half who took part in a recent survey said they feel “more depressed’ in winter.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is most commonly associated with the winter blues, and it afflicts 5% of Americans.

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