Winter Storms Lead to Fatigue, Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Winter weather can leave many people feeling fatigued, with increased feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. Experts say a lack of control and an uptick in uncertainty breeds winter angst. A lack of vitamin D from sunlight also has a significant effect on tiredness. Decreased vitamin D can lower serotonin — a neurotransmitter that regulates mood — in the brain. Many people who are anxious are constantly on the go, and winter weather forces them to slow down, which might make them feel more anxious. Winter weather interrupts social activity and work, which can cause depression from isolation, and sickness can create anxiety and depression as well.

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