Advice column: How can I brighten my mood during the dark days?

This week, expert Dr Mark Rowe talks a reader through the reasons why they feel so lethargic and down during winter and how they can change their mindset

Some people suffer from winter blues, also known as seasonal affective disorder

Dear Expert,

I moved to Ireland eight years ago and have built a happy life here. I have a loving partner, have bought a house, and have a good career. I have adapted to Irish food, culture and have even gotten used to the weather. However, one thing I simply cannot get used to is how dark it is here in winter. The dark mornings and dark evenings really get me down. I feel like ...