Against the winter blues

Licht tegen winterblues

Against the winter blues

Here we examine how light can be used to promote health. We have known about the winter blues since the time of the Ancient Greeks, the most severe form being winter depression. The reduced amount of natural light available to us in autumn and winter results in almost 1.5 million Dutch people suffering from a lack of energy, listlessness or depression at this time of year. When your eyes receive less daylight, your brain produces less of the substance BDNF, which means that you can become depressed. Up until 1998 people suffering from these complaints could only go to a clinic for help. In 1988 researchers from Groningen came up with a solution: a daylight lamp for home use. Find out more about the winter blues during our presentation.

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Against the winter blues

Activiteit datum

Van 09-12-2017 t/m 21-01-2017
10:00 - 17:00 uur

Aantal personen
N/a
Leeftijd
All ages