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Is there a lower incidence of depression in HI because of more light exposure in the winter months? On the mainland, a lot of people sit in front of light-boxes to prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder.
-- Hannah Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 1999
Don't know, but after spending 7 winters in the cold midwest, all I can say is that I definitely don't get cabin fever anymore. The cost of living is high, but then I don't have to shovel snow, put on and take off winter clothes, slip on ice or sit in front of a light box--- just go on out to the beach and lie in the sun---in fact it's 79 and sunny outside right now. Sorry for being so cruel.
-- Billy Bosnoda (email@example.com), January 12, 1999.
Actually one of the main reasons i am moving out to Hawaii shortly is exactly because of this "lack of SAD"
-- Ania (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 24, 2001.
I'm moving there for the same reason. I was born on the mainland but I feel like I'm dying a slow painful death all winter long. I'm taking antidepressants in the hopes that it will help, but the only thing that makes me feel better is counting the days till I arrive at Honolulu International Airport!
-- Amber Quisenberry (email@example.com), November 03, 2003.