Results for - How does December affect your mood?

1,389 voters participated in this survey

Many people in the Northern Hemisphere are affected by wintertime depression which may have something to do with the amount of available sunlight during these short days and long nights. Some people experience a recognized wintertime mood issue called SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which appears to be more common than previously thought. In some people it can be mild, but in others, quite severe. In some people, SAD may require medical attention, and even the use of lamps with certain wave lengths of light which can help the depressive feelings become less severe.

1. It gets dark early in mid-winter. Do you feel different than you do in the middle of the summer?

Yes
58%
810 votes
No
27%
378 votes
Undecided
8%
107 votes
Not applicable
7%
94 votes

2. Have you noticed that the darkness of winter tends to cause you to experience depression?

Yes
40%
555 votes
No
40%
561 votes
Undecided
12%
162 votes
Not applicable
8%
111 votes

3. If so, does your depression tend to affect how you feel especially around Christmastime?

Yes
27%
376 votes
No
30%
416 votes
Undecided
11%
150 votes
Not applicable
32%
447 votes

4. Does your depression last pretty much until spring?

Yes
23%
314 votes
No
28%
389 votes
Undecided
11%
158 votes
Not applicable
38%
528 votes

5. Have you ever had to take medication or seek counseling because of wintertime depression?

Yes
13%
180 votes
No
52%
720 votes
Undecided
5%
71 votes
Not applicable
30%
418 votes

6. Have you ever used a lamp with certain wave-lengths of light which supposedly help your mood if you're experiencing SAD?

Yes
9%
122 votes
No
60%
829 votes
Undecided
3%
44 votes
Not applicable
28%
394 votes
01/02/2016 Seasons 1389 32 By: wwyoming

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