Winterdepressie

Opdrachtgever:
Cooler Media

Onderwerp:
Winterdepressie

Stijl:
AnyStory

Taal:
Engels

Verhaal:
Winter is coming! De dagen worden korter en op de fiets vriezen je oren er al bijna af. Veel mensen claimen in deze tijd last te hebben van een winterdepressie. Maar bestaat dat eigenlijk wel? Wij zochten het voor je uit! Bekijk de AnyStory hier.

De uitvoering.

Altijd last van een winterdipje? Je bent zeker niet de enige. Wanneer de winter in aantocht is, betekent dat weer kortere en koudere dagen. Voor sommige mensen blijft zo’n dip langer hangen waardoor het zich uit in een winterdepressie.

Wanneer je een winterdipje hebt voel je je in de herfst en winter vaak erg somber, moe en lusteloos. Maar bestaat dit wel? En wat kan je er tegen doen? In deze AnyStory leggen wij het je uit!

IEDERE MAAND ALS EERSTE DE NIEUWE ANYSTORY? SCHRIJF JE IN!

  • Dit veld is bedoeld voor validatiedoeleinden en moet niet worden gewijzigd.

Het script.

Winter is coming! No. We’re not talking about zombies. With summer now come and gone, we welcome the flat and gloomy grayness of winter. A period where you might feel dreary and low on energy. “You’ve got the winter blues” grandma would say.

But is there truly such a thing as a “winter depression”?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression related to the change in seasons. From the onset of autumn, people start feeling depressed and permanently tired which lasts until the arrival of summer. A popular belief is that it’s caused by days gradually getting shorter. Less daylight causes less serotonin to be made in the brain, which regulates your mood. It can be treated with light therapy and vitamin D. However, SAD also works the other way around, but less people talk about a “summer depression”.

Studies confirm a correlation between depression and the change of season. Let’s take Iran for example. A country with extreme variations in temperature. Where SAD rates in the north are higher due to cold winters, compared to the warmer south. But other, more recent studies, question the correlation. People in Alaska tend to flee the winter, but SAD rates are still high. Iceland shows relatively low SAD rates, despite their well-known “long winters”. Perhaps it’s because they eat a lot of fish, which is high in Vitamin D.

So researchers are divided but the internet isn’t. Every month, millions of people search “winter depression”. Which is often mislabeled, like many other conditions. Everybody knows that guy who says he’s got the flu, but in fact just suffers from a common cold. SAD recurs annually, affects your ability to cope with daily life and requires professional help.

So what’s the remedy for a minor Winter Blues, that just affects your mood? Our advice would be: go outside, defy the weather, it will feel refreshing!

Did you learn something? Subscribe to our YouTube channel or go to coolermedia.nl/anystory