Rain, snow, clouds, freezing temps then it warms up...Does Mother Nature have you bummed out?

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According to Weather, around 5% suffer from a seasonal depression disorder.

The rest of us just hate the fact that it's dark at 4 pm and we have the "Winter Blues".

Here are Six Surprising Facts About Seasonal Depression:

  • You may not actually be "sad" - Smart people have a better reasoning
  • Sad isn't about it being cold - It's not the temp it's a brightness thing
  • Women Feel it More -  It's Science
  • There is a Treatment That Works - Sunlight, brightness, fake or real brighten it up
  • A Drink WON'T Help - Well there goes that theory
  • It can hit in Summer - Seasonal Depression isn't just now, the heat does a number too