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2014-01-28 23:31:44

January is a peak time for SAD, but there are treatment methods that can help. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as ‘winter blues,’ is in full swing in January. Short days and low temperatures mean spending more time outside and a distinct lack of sunlight. These seasonal changes are linked to episodic depression in some people, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center in...

2013-12-20 23:02:56

Seasonal Depression typically begins in fall and ends in spring. Evans, GA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Seasonal depression, often called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), occurs each year at the same time, usually starting in fall, worsening in winter, and ending in spring. It is more than just "the winter blues" or "cabin fever." A rare form of SAD, known as "summer depression," begins in late spring or early summer and ends in fall. The Center for Primary...

2013-09-17 23:30:06

Humans are not immune to this seasonal change and as a result suffer from a multitude of ill effects including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SoLux lighting provides the closest simulation of daylight in a man-made source to help reverse the effects of reduced daylight exposure. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Between September and April in the Northern Hemisphere certain people who are light sensitive start experiencing something called the winter blues. Seasonal Affective...

Seasonal Depression Not As Common As Believed
2013-08-28 09:46:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the winter blues or cabin fever may get you down during the first months of the year, a new study from Oregon State University suggests cold weather does not cause serious depression in most people. The study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests individuals’ experiences with depressive symptoms are not significantly affected by the weather or time of year. David Kerr, lead author of the study...

2013-02-08 16:22:22

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips for battling seasonal affective disorder CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winter is in full force. With short days and less exposure to sunlight, everyone feels less energetic and more people are vulnerable to depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is a mood disorder related to seasonal variations of light. Symptoms start in late fall and oftentimes last until April or early spring. It affects between...

2013-01-05 05:00:25

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is four times more likely to strike women than men according to a recent study, Bright Light Therapy provides a low cost long term solution. Reno, NV (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 As we start the new year many people have trouble celebrating due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) a severe type of winter blues. December was Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Month, as a result this time of year, stories about SAD are all over the news, but a recent article...

2012-12-12 16:25:05

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wintertime blues. Seasonal depression. As the Northern Hemisphere approaches the Winter solstice on December 21 -- the shortest day of the year -- up to 10% to 20% of the population will suffer recurrent episodes consistent with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), mood swings that include low energy, irritability, weight gain, and overeating. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/PH28848 ) Climate, genetic vulnerability, and...

2012-12-07 12:21:29

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prototypes, a Southern California-based non-profit that supports women, children and families confronting abuse, addiction and other behavioral health issues, is preparing to help its clients (patients) battle the 'holiday blues' by deploying new online and mobile depression and anxiety management tools. Known as myStrength.com, the technology was introduced on a pilot basis last summer and now will be used at its residential...

2012-12-05 05:03:08

Alaska Northern Lights offers a low cost alternative treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), without the need for dangerous drugs. Reno, NV (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 This time of year, the news is rife with stories on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), at one time called the winter blues. The U.S. News & World Report story "Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don´t Let It Get You Down" by Laura McMullen published on December 3, 2012 clearly demonstrates the large number of...

Social Anxiety Or Shyness
2012-11-19 20:11:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A paper published in the Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics looks into where to draw the line between social anxiety and just being shy. Many experts have separate opinions over whether someone suffers from shyness and social anxiety disorder (SAD). The team decided to explore the mental disorder, as well as treatment options and its impact on daily life. "There are many differing opinions about social anxiety disorder and the...