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Winter and Depression

12/16/2008 1:48 AM

Why a cloudy and foggy day makes humans sad. What is the effect of winter on wild life?

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Re: winter and depression

12/16/2008 3:46 AM

The emotional effect of weather depends on where you are.

If you live in an arid area clouds means a possibility of rain, the darker the clouds the better.

Some animals and plants hibernate in winter, I don't think they mind.

In SA if there is an "R" in the month we Rest over lunch ("siesta")

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12/16/2008 5:55 AM

ya the location is very important. but in harsh winter like siberia, russia its very difficult to face the prolonged winter!

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12/16/2008 7:38 AM

There is a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder which might account for what you describe.

http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Seasonal_Affective_Disorder_(SAD).htm

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12/16/2008 7:43 AM

No optimism and imagination on the individuals part. I look at clouds and see rain. Rain provides me water I need to survive. Don't have to buy it by the bottle. As of yet it comes down with no taxes applied. Yes as a child I enjoyed playing in the rain. Still do have no problem fishing all day in it.

Then there is the beauty of the storm. The lighting flashes or the earth blanketed in a coat of white, the smell of the air after.

As far as the wild life they learn to cope if they are to survive just a man has to.

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12/16/2008 9:20 AM

TVP45 has given good reference for you.

There is allied question:

Is there any effect of Solar Eclipse on wild life. Any scientific study reference? I think there are many misconceptions based one what one feels. I want scientific references.

Thanks in advance.

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12/16/2008 11:47 PM

Animals Hibernate and try to conserve energy, while we modern men are working and wasting energy during the winter.

It is our animalistic brain parts rebelling

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12/17/2008 11:22 AM

Please post pictures of your next catscan Epke.

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12/17/2008 11:30 AM

Silly duck. Cats are not animals; they're spirit guides sent here by intelligent life-forms from a distant galaxy. Their purpose is to drive us insane, thus preventing our self-annihilation with WMDs.

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12/18/2008 7:40 AM

More to the point they are here to slowly drive me to the poorhouse with vet fees. My cat hates me. It loves my wife. It's orange. It's ugly, it's scarred, it spits and it's missing an ear. Since it shredded my best leather jacket I've been trying to run over it with the car. For 17 years! No luck. Worse is that the barn is crawling with it's progeny....all orange!

Come to think of it I think you're right.

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12/17/2008 8:48 PM

Here it is

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12/17/2008 11:19 PM

You may need some lab work also:

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12/17/2008 11:47 PM

There will be a lot of data but the nurse just got a new mouse

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11/06/2009 1:14 AM

On humans it is a seasonal depression I have read about. There is a high suicide rate in Sweden.

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03/24/2020 6:48 AM

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