This Is Why You Have the Seasonal Blues—and What You Can Do About It
Rain is a fact of life in the Pacific Northwest. While pluviophiles can barely contain themselves when the weather shifts from sun to drizzle, others are filled with dread. Is today the last day they’ll see the sun for weeks? Will this fall and winter break another rain record?
Some people can feel totally fine from season to season, but others are more likely to feel fatigued and down during the fall and winter months, says Margaret Cashman, M.D., a psychiatrist who practices at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. It’s not quite clear why, but how far you live from the equator and genetics are thought to play a role, she says.