Does outdoor work during the winter season protect against depression and mood difficulties?
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At temperate latitudes, 1-5% of the population suffer from winter depression; during winter, mood difficulties tend to increase but may be alleviated by bright light therapy. Unlike indoor workers, outdoor workers are exposed to therapeutic levels of sunlight during winter. We hypothesized that outdoor work may protect against mood difficulties and depression.
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Denmark, Depression, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Mood Disorders, Occupational Diseases, Seasons