Dreaming of our sun-filled winter vacation in Jamaica 2 years ago 😍🏝 [No need for filters here!]
Lack of sunlight, especially in winter months, is known to have adverse effects on our body's internal clock, and our brain chemicals: serotonin and melatonin. People who are hardest hit by these changes and display various signs are said to have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
Reports show SAD as being alarming widespread in certain countries, like the UK, where recent research indicates as much of 29% of the population are sufferers!
However, recently, research has been published saying that this is essentially a non-existent disorder. ☁
So how do we reconcile the 2 things? I.e. the real life stories of many people who live with the signs and the belief of numerous psychological experts VS. the mounting evidence now being presented by another part of the scientific community claiming it doesn't really exist and no link can be found between change in season and levels of depression?
Well, I've got my own thoughts on this, based on what I've found in my research on the subject, but also from my own experience.
Read more on the blog, link in bio ⬆
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