The story is a staple in TV Newsrooms for the slow weeks before Christmas: SAD...or, Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is the belief that people are more depressed during the Winter because there are fewer hours of sunlight.
But researchers at Auburn University Montgomery have found that is not the case.
"...they found that overall depression levels did not fluctuate with the seasons or with changes in sunlight. People who lived at higher latitudes, who would see less sun during the winter, weren’t any more depressed than people who lived in the south."
The webzine Mental Floss...which I believe was launched in Alabama...has the story.
[Thanks to the always chipper Maryland Correspondent Jay for the referral. ]