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Why do we get the Winter Blues?
Humans may not hibernate, exactly, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re totally unaffected by the changing of seasons. This video from SciShow Psych explores what seasonal affective disorder is, and bust some myths about seasonal affective disorder including results of interesting research.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Some of us notice that we don’t feel so good in the winter months, particularly if we live somewhere where the climate changes a lot and it is dark during the winter. This could be a sign of seasonal affective disorder. This webpage from the Royal College of Psychiatrists explains what seasonal affective disorder is, what causes the disorder, what you can do to help yourself and how light therapy can help.