Women More Likely To Get Depressive Symptoms In Winter Than Men

 Between cold temperatures and darker days, wintertime can be tough on some people. University of Glasgow researchers looked at data from more than 150,000 U.K. adults, found a relationship between winter and depressive symptoms among women. Researcher and professor of psychiatry Dr. Daniel Smith adds, “We don’t yet fully understand why this should be the case but it was interesting that the changes were independent of social and lifestyle factors, perhaps suggesting a sex-specific biological mechanism. […] Clinicians should be aware of these population-level sex differences in seasonal mood variation, to aid the recognition and treatment of depressive symptoms across the calendar year.” (Independent.co.uk