Health

Experts urge reconsideration of 'standard' for time-keeping

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on March 15 that would make daylight savings time permanent. It was approved by consent—and some are framing this procedural move as an "end run," as many senators said they were surprised ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Beating seasonal affective disorder

On Wednesday, Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil, the seer of seers, prognosticator of prognosticators, climbed out of his hole in western Pennsylvania and saw his own shadow.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q and A: Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Once daylight saving time ends, I find it difficult as it gets darker earlier. I also notice that I get a bit more depressed in the winter. My friend suggested a light box for seasonal affective disorder. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Seasonal variation in daylight influences brain function

Seasons have an impact on our emotions and social life. Negative emotions are more subdued in the summer, whereas seasonal affective disorder rates peak during the darker winter months. Opioids regulate both mood and sociability ...

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