• Question: does the weather affect the way people feel?

    Asked by aimeellyn to Suzi, Tim on 24 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi @aimeellyn
      It can do, yes. There is a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is exactly this! It’s a type of depression that can affect people during winter each year. It’s thought that people get it because of the lack of sunlight during the winter, although it’s not fully understood.

      You can read more about it here on the NHS website

      Hope this helps, let me know if you’d like more info!