Baku - 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)?

The feeling of isolation could potentially be an issue for some. The flights in and out of Azerbaijan are at odd hours - late night/wee morning hours - and don't run daily to most connecting locations. Geographically, we are in a precarious location that doesn't lend well to driving out of the country, either, making flights your only reliable way in/out. Winters are cold and dreary, and everyone leaves for the summer, making the larger expat community pretty empty. - Aug 2023

Definitely have SAD and took Vitamin D through the winter. - Jun 2023

Not really. - Jun 2021

No. - Jan 2019

None that I'm aware of. Just the normal expat difficulties of adjusting to the local way of life. - May 2018

I have noticed that the fall and winter can be a little gloomy. The spring and summer is great, though. - Mar 2017

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