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Are there any particular mental health issues that tend to crop up at post, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter blues)?

During the hot months, which are about half of the year (around 125F) you really don't want to do any activities outside, so you end up spending a lot of time in your home, which might lead to depression. Most spouses leave post with the children for the entire summer and Muscat gets very empty during that time. There is of course still some get-togethers and parties but isolation could definitely become an issue for some people. - Aug 28, 2017