Winter blues – fact or fiction?

What to know about seasonal affective disorder
By Estelle Morrison
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/11/2015

While winter holidays can be a time of joyous family and friend gatherings, for some they can lead to unrealistic expectations, social withdrawal and professional and personal stressors ranging from year-end work projects to over-spending and financial stress. 


In addition, Canada’s high latitude makes exposure to sunlight shorter, meaning people are much more likely to develop seasonal affective disorder (SAD) than residents of more southerly countries.