Pat Shingleton: "Winter Temperatures-Depressing..."
Dr. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz analyzed tens of millions of Google searches for health related depression over nine years. His research focused on searches that would reflect the prevalence of actual depression or suggestions of emotional dips. What he discovered was another predictor for the impact of weather on mood and the effect of temperature related to medical depression. His research contends that although factors such as unemployment and season affected prevalence of depression or S.A.D. enhance depression, the strongest predictor by far was an area's average temperature in January and February. Colder locations have higher rates of depression as related to the colder months. Temperature outweighed all other factors for depression.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU senior brings Spanish flair to LSU football broadcasts
Manufactured housing unit fails inspection, locked for days
Volunteer firefighters needed in West Baton Rouge Parish
Vehicle rear-ends school bus on LA 77; driver injured
More than 500 FEMA housing units approved for disaster victims