Autumn Shift From Daylight Savings To Standard Time May Be Closely Linked To A Jump In Depression Diagnoses, Researchers Say.

In the Washington Post (11/5) “Wonkblog,” Christopher Ingraham wrote, “The autumn shift” from daylight savings “to standard time appears to be closely linked to a jump in depression diagnoses,” researchers found after examining “a database of 185,419 depression diagnoses in Denmark from 1995 to 2012.” After “comparing the rates of depression diagnoses before and after time changes in the spring and fall,” investigators “found that ‘the transition from summer time to standard time were associated with an 11 percent increase…in the incidence rate of unipolar depressive episodes.” The study was published online Oct. 20 in Epidemiology. HealthDay (11/6, Preidt) and Healio (11/4, Oldt) also covered the study.

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— “Turning back the clock 1 hour takes a serious toll on your mental health,”Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post, November 5, 2016.

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