Mayo Clinic Minute: Lift your mood with light therapy

Added stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the cold, dark days of winter, can do a number on a person's mental health and could lead to seasonal affective disorder ? a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, says one of the most effective [...]
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CONCLUSIONS: Gaps in memory and various memory types were common after ICU admission, whose prevalence waned over time. Compared with nightmares and fearful memories, gaps in memories were most strongly associated with poor mental health and quality of life. Identifying patients with gaps in memories might be an objective way of planning interventions to improve their long-term outcomes.
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Patients with early-onset bipolar II disorder may be more likely to experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) than those with other mood disorders, according to astudy published in Depression and Anxiety.“SAD can co-occur with several psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders,” wrote Heon-Jeong Lee, M.D., Ph.D., of the Korea University College of Medicine, and colleagues. They noted that although there have been debates on separating SAD as an independent diagnosis,DSM-5 recognizes seasonality as a specifier of major depressive disorder, bipolar I disorder, and bipolar II disorder.The authors recruited...
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SATURDAY, Feb.6, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic can make mental health struggles even worse for some people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression triggered by the shorter daylight hours and gray skies of winter. It...
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This winter the pandemic is expected to intensify the depression experienced by many people with the syndrome known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
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