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Daylight saving is linked to depression, Danish study finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 01 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5857
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Putting the clocks back in autumn is associated with an increase in the rate of unipolar depressive episodes, research published in Epidemiology has found.1

Daylight saving time, which involves changing clocks to one hour later in spring and one hour earlier in autumn, has been introduced in more than 70 countries. The purpose of these time transitions is …

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