Internet Search Trends For Info On Mental Illnesses May Follow Seasonal Patterns.

HealthDay (4/10, Preidt) reports, “Internet searches for information about mental illnesses follow seasonal patterns, which suggests that there may be a stronger association between mental disorders and changing seasons than previously believed,” according to a study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “Researchers analyzed data from Google searches for mental health information made in Australia and the United States from 2006 through 2010. The analysis revealed that the number of such searches in both countries was consistently higher in winter than in summer.”

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— “Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 10, 2013.

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