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Long Northland winters can trigger the blues

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By Les Riess, M.D.

Even by northern Minnesota standards, we’ve already had quite the winter, and we’ve probably got at least a month more to go. This knowledge — along with the cold weather and shorter days — might make some of us Northlanders feel like we’re suffering from a case of the winter blues. We find ourselves sleeping and eating more than usual. We may lack motivation, find it difficult to concentrate and find our mood sinking.

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