Is Your Weather App Making You Depressed?

For many, this time of year is associated with a significant negative shift in mood. It is natural that short blustery days of being homebound gets to the best of us. One needn’t be among the estimated 10 million Americans with Seasonal Affective Disorder to understand the emotions involved. In fact, studies suggest that up to 20% of individuals may suffer a milder form of the disorder. As a psychologist and Pacific Northwesterner with a keen appreciation of daily cloud cover, I empathize. ….[READ]