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Is dreary spring weather getting you down?

[Fox 9 News, April 25, 2022] It's safe to say that's most of us get frustrated when we look at the 7-day forecast. Anyone who feels down when the sun's not out, and it's cold and rainy is not imagining it. The weather affects people’s moods. And there's a scientific reason why that happens.

"It's draining on us and our bodies aren't used to this. It's not used to going this long without sunshine," said Dr. Sarah Paper, a psychologist with Allina Health.

Paper said the cold, darker days give people less energy and make it more difficult for them to get outside and do the things they love to do.

Posted on April 26, 2022 in Mental Health and AddictionMental health

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