International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 144–146 | Cite as

Does cold winter weather produce depressive symptoms?

  • Michael J. Garvey
  • Mike Goodes
  • Candy Furlong
  • Gary D. Tollefson
Original Articles


To examine whether harsh winter weather is associated with depressive symptoms, 45 healthy subjects from Minnesota were compared to 42 subjects from California near the end of the winter season. No differences in the prevalence of depressive symptoms were found between the two groups.

Key words

Depression Weather Winter Cold 


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© International Society of Biometeorology 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Garvey
    • 1
  • Mike Goodes
    • 2
  • Candy Furlong
    • 3
  • Gary D. Tollefson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryVA Medical Center and the University of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Minnesota at St. Paul Ramsey Medical CenterSt. PaulUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California-DavisSacramentoUSA

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