LIFESTYLE NEWS - Researcher, Steven LoBello studied geographical information for each participant in his study about winter blues, as well as the amount of sunlight exposure for the days the participant reported feeling depressed (if at all).
Some people report suffering from what is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
According to LoBello's study, there was no evidence that symptoms of depression were associated with anything seasonal.
People who answered the questions in the winter were no more likely to have depressive symptoms than those who answered the survey during other times of the year.
LoBello isn't minimising the feelings of people who experience depression in winter, but says his work couldn't find evidence of a link between sunlight availability (a lack of which is believed to influence SAD) and major depression.
If you experience more than just a little winter blues, contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (0800 567 567).
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