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I notice that I also feel more gloomy and less inclined to be active, when its a dark day with heavy clouds. Actually, there could be a biological basis to that, too, as parts of our beain, such as the Pineal gland, are sensitive to the presence ( or absence ) of bright light, and there are recognized versions of depression, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder ( aptly abbreviated to S.A.D. ) which arise in prolonegd periods of dark weather, as in the Northern Hemisphere, and are relieved by exposure to bright light for specific periods in the day - there are even special lights ( not just any light, but the right frequencies and in ways to protect the eyes from excessive exposure ) which are made and sold to help this.
Though I haven't seen specific local comment on this point, a new antidepressant Agomelatine (Valdoxan), which works specifically with Melatonin, and the brain receptors that deal with this substance that controls the brain / light inteface, and this has been successfully used internationally. It might be well worth trying. Discuss this with your doctor ( I hope its a psychiatrist, who should be consulted on any complex case, such as yours, at least to confirm the assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan ).
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