The survey shows that four in ten Swedes are depressed by the dark and that one in three people choose a trip abroad to remedy their depression. It’s also more common for young people to feel depressed by the dark. In the age group 18-29 years, 47% say that they get depressed.
This year the Christmas period is perfectly timed for a long holiday abroad. Even though it might not be a complete solution to the autumn darkness, it will still be something to look forward to as the days get shorter – says Mattias Varén, FOREX Bank’s Travel Economist.