Dark winters 'up depression risk'
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," the Daily Express quoted family GP Dr Ian Campbell as saying.