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‘Sun and Aloha saved me’: How Seattleites cope with SAD as our fall and winter days get darker

Like many people in the northwest, John Walker suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder.  The Kentucky transplant deals with it in part by having Christmas lights in his bedroom.  Photographed Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

As many as 10 percent of people suffer severely from seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, due to the lack of sunlight in our fall and winter months, according to Seattle psychiatrist David Avery. Our device-obsessed culture doesn’t help.

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