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Do you feel down when the days get shorter?

About 20 percent of Americans start to feel down as the days get noticeably shorter, according to Norman Rosenthal, a Maryland psychiatrist. Some people start feeling their mood change as early as July, when daylight begins to grow shorter after the summer solstice on June 21. Most, however, first notice the change after they move their clocks back into standard time, which this year occurred on Nov. 7.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  November 16, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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