He says a lot of his patients this week have been feeling kind of downtrodden because of the weather, in large part because this is not quite what they expected for a Washington spring.
“Everyone is expecting to be out enjoying the great weather,” Jones said. Instead, it’s gray, damp and chilly, “and people are not able to do the things they have been looking forward to all winter.”
The lack of sunlight compounds the problem — it can really affect some people’s moods. For those who suffer during the shorter days of winter, Jones says this might be a good time for a light-therapy box, to provide a bit of an energizing boost.