Does seasonal affective disorder actually exist?

BorderlineDownunder

BorderlineDownunder

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I am living proof it exists.

Im 50 and when I was a kiddie I used to call them White Days (cloudy). I knew even age 5 that low light days made me feel bad, long before SAD even became a Thing.
 
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doc72

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We are literally connected to this planet and the seasons; we have to be affected.
As the Earth tilts toward the north Pole around Autumn, we all endure lower atmospheric air pressures and begin to consume more gases and other fuels for warmth.
The lower air pressures cause less oxygen to enter our lungs and this leads to hypoxia of the brain and, for some people, depression. Animals also suffer from ill health due to lower atmospheric air pressures.