Our expert says:
There are very complex theories as to why this is, involving things like Melatonin, a curious hormone released in the body in response to the extent of one's exposure to light and dark. And in addition, some of us seem especially vulnerable to getting the glooms in gloomy dark weather, and it may be S.A.D., Seasonal Affective Disorder. This can respond to antidepressants, but also to light therapy, as exposure to certain amounts of particular types of bright light for certain times in the day, can help considerably. Some use melatonin which is sometimes available over the counter, but getting the dose and timing right is complex, and it doesn't always help.
Get a bright reading light to work under, and to read in the evenings and weekeneds to distract yourself agreeably and get other things to think about.
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