Archive | Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD)

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SAD in the Summer: Other Forms of Seasonal Depression

SAD Can Occur in the Summer Too While many people bask in the beauty of summer’s long days, green leaves and colorful flowers, some who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, during the darkness of the winter months are also hit with depression during the warm season. Understanding depression may be difficult, even unimaginable, […]

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Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment

How Light Therapy Can Help SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) In the cold, dark months of winter many of us feel a little sluggish and a little blue. The change in sunlight certainly affects most people to some degree, but for some people the decrease in sunlight hours marks the start of a yearly depression, called […]

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SAD and Reverse SAD: Maintaining a Stable Mood During Seasonal Changes

Spring May Tilt Mood Too Much Upward if Sensitive to Seasonal Change For most of us, the uplift from the longer daylight and psychological rejuvenation that comes with spring simply feels good. Indeed, springtime is often a welcome relief, especially if you live in a climate that has long, cold winters. “At the same time […]

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The Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD)

To some, the change of seasons brings difficulties in the form of symptoms such as difficulty getting up in the morning, irritability, loss of energy or drowsiness during the day, increase in appetite, increase in weight, and feeling sad or depressed. While it is normal to have to deal with some adjustment to daylight savings […]

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Jack Frost & Clinical Depression: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables…” -Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), Saint’s Tragedy (act III, sc. 1) SAD It’s mid January, the holiday buzz is over and the cold gray days of winter have […]

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