seasonal affective disorder

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The winter solstice — and the shortest day of the year — will soon be upon us (Dec. 21), and not everyone is feeling the holiday spirit. Illness, loneliness, financial troubles, family problems and depression can make many dread the “most wonderful” time of the year and endanger both mental and physical health. A recent  University of Chicago study found that feelings of loneliness and isolation can lead to increased stress, higher blood pressure and other health problems.
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By Don Campbell, University of Toronto, Futurity.org
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