Ulaanbaatar - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I’m sure some get it. The days are a little short here in the winter and it’s so cold that you do not want to leave the house unless you really have to. - Jan 2024

While Mongolia is sunny in the winter, it is difficult to get outside due to the cold. As such, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing in Ulaanbaatar. - Aug 2022

SAD can definitely be an issue. Watch your alcohol-intake here. - Jan 2022

Winter here is real. It is extremely cold, -45C at times. It's also dark in the winter. Nothing like Alaska, but the days are very short and very cold. - Sep 2020

Not really, even in winter the sun is out and skies are blue. Quite pretty and pleasant actually. - Aug 2020

Winter blues visits us here in Ulaanbaatar because the winter is so long. - Jul 2019

Well, we have about 6 months of bitter cold winter. So you have to make the effort to get out and exercise even if it's -20/-30F and the air is polluted. - Oct 2016

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