London: Lack of sunshine in our lives means millions risk suffering depression, experts say. Almost half of the working population catches a glimpse of sunlight only at lunchtime, and for those too busy to go outside for a break, the only time they see daylight is at the weekend.

This can leave millions prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), resulting in mood swings, broken sleep, lethargy, over-eating, loss of concentration, social problems, anxiety and loss of libido.

"SAD is a real problem. I see it in patients when we start to identify a pattern of low mood, sometimes frank depression in the months October to March," a daily quoted family GP Dr Ian Campbell as saying.


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