Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Light Up The Blues
Title: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Light Up The BluesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/19/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Seasonal Depression Doesn ’t Just Happen in the Winter. Here’s What to Know About Summertime Sadness
As a kid, Krista Golden loved to play outside in her family’s yard when the weather turned nice. But by her mid-twenties, something changed. “As I’ve gotten older, I’d rather be by myself and stay in the house during the summer,” says Golden, who is 43 and lives in Ohio. “I just accepted it as, ‘This is me.'” Last winter, Golden learned that there was a reason for her summertime sadness: Her therapist told her she likely had seasonal affective disorder (SAD). But unlike most people with SAD, who experience dips in mood and energy during the cold, dark months of winter, Golden...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seasonal affective disorder: Why brown-eyed women are at risk
Two studies shed new light on seasonal affective disorder, concluding that brown-eyed women may be particularly prone to the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Brown-eyed girls more likely to feel blue when the weather is bad
Researchers at the University of South Wales found those with dark eyes were at twice the risk of seasonal affective disorder - also known as SAD - than men with blue eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA – learn about this library’s community education series designed to address difficult life planning decisions. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 1- Talk it through – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who inten...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NIMH Twitter Chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) are co-hosting a Twitter chat to discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The chat will take place Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Twitter Chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder
On February 20, 2018, join NIMH for a Twitter chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder with expert Dr. Matthew Rudorfer. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsey O'Keefe Source Type: news

3 Pervasive, Persistent Myths about Seasonal Affective Disorder
Our society tends to dismiss seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We minimize it. We misunderstand it. Oh, you just don’t like winter. And who could blame you? Winter is tough on everyone. Oh, SAD is like the winter blues, right? You get grumpy or moody because you hate the freezing cold. You’re just in a funk. It happens to a lot of people. It’s totally normal. How can you feel depressed when the air is so crisp and it’s a winter wonderland out there? We incorporate SAD into our vocabulary, flippantly using it in conversation. “Similar to someone saying “I can’t make up my mind, it...
Source: Psych Central - January 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Seasonal Affective Disorder Stigma Light therapy Mental Health Stigma phototherapy SAD summer depression summertime depression winter depression wintertime depression Source Type: news

Glasgow study finds women more likely to suffer from SAD
A new study from the University of Glasgow in Scotland revealed that women are more likely to suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) than men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Sad? Here's How to Beat the Holiday Blues
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Seasonal Affective Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
How do light therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, St. John’s wort, melatonin, and vitamin D stack up as treatments for SAD? The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest has all the latest research https://nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder-science?nav=cd. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

6 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least 2 years. Symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, hypersomnia, overeating, weight gain, craving for carbohydrates, social withdrawal (feel like “hibernating”). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starts in the late fall and early winter and goes away during the spring and summer. Depressive episodes linked to the summer can occur, but are much less common than winter episodes of SAD. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons for at least 2 years. Some of the symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, overeating, craving carbohydrates, and social withdrawal. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder: It's more than the winter blues
Research continues to make connections between our minds, bodies and response to light and darkness. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Gray and cloudy skies are not unusual in the Pacific Northwest. But, as the days become shorter and the dark starts setting in about mid-afternoon, it is easy to be less energized and feel more like hibernating. This is not unusual. However, for those who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), other more intense symptoms may appear such as: sadness    gloomy outlook sadness gloomy outlook feeling hopeless, worthless, or irritable loss of interest or pleasure in activities low energy difficulty sleeping or oversleeping carbohydrate cravings and weight gain thoughts of death or even suicide The causes of S...
Source: Dragonfly - December 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAR staff spent a day at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Creativity this week to talk about our goals for next year! Check out the photos and follow us on Twitter for live updates during the next #marRetreat @NNLMMAR. Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter you can learn “Through the Eyes of a New MLIS Student,” how working in the library field adds perspective to entering the degree program, and take a moment to “Meet the New Health Professions Coordinator,” Erin! The...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Health Tip: Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder
-- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), common in the winter months, is a type of depression triggered by decreased exposure to daylight. Symptoms of SAD include feeling down, irritable, lacking energy, sleeping a lot or having cravings FOR sweet or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder
Title: Health Tip: Fight Seasonal Affective DisorderCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you cope with seasonal affective disorder?
More than just the 'winter blues,' seasonal affective disorder can turn the holiday season into a time of gloom and fatigue. So how can you keep it at bay? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Understanding seasonal affective disorder
Seasonal affective disorder: Symptoms and treatment Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. For most people with seasonal affective disorder, symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping their energy and making them feel moody. Symptoms may start out mild and become more severe [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The bizarre ways FALL can affect our health
While we've all heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), there are many other conditions that are more likely to strike in fall, once summer has become a distant memory, Dr Sarah Brewer explains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder and non-seasonal affective disorders: results from the NESDA study - Winthorst WH, Roest AM, Bos EH, Meesters Y, Penninx BWJH, Nolen WA, de Jonge P.
BACKGROUND: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is considered to be a subtype of depression. AIMS: To compare the clinical picture of SAD to non-seasonal affective disorders (non-SADs). METHOD: Diagnoses according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Cold weather warning: THESE three serious conditions are more likely in winter
WINTER weather often comes with an outbreak of common colds and flu, but the season can also increase risk of stroke, asthma attacks and seasonal affective disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jubilant Life Sciences gets USFDA nod for anti-depressive drug
The approved product is the generic version of Wellbutrin XL of Valeant, which is used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and prevention of seasonal affective disorder. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This Is Your Brain On Warm Weather
There’s just something about summer. People’s attitudes seem noticeably different with the sunshine. And that isn’t a coincidence: Research shows warmer weather can have a small influence, positively and even occasionally negatively, on your mindset.  We’ve rounded up just a few ways the toastier temperatures of summer can affect your mood. Check them out below: Spending time outdoors when it’s sunny is linked with a mood boost... The gold standard on this subject is a 2004 University of Michigan study that found people who spent at least 30 minutes outside in pleasant weather &mdas...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Month You Were Born Affects Your Personality, According to Science
Let’s agree on one thing first: Astrology is gibberish — gibberish with a nice line of charm bracelets, maybe, but gibberish all the same. Its fundamental premise — that the combined gravity of all of the planets at the moment you’re born determines your personality — is all by itself its undoing. As Newton knew, the gravity of any massive object is inversely proportional to the square of its distance. Even for a giant planet like Neptune, which is 2.7 billion miles (4.4 billion km) away, the amount of gravitational pull it exerted on you at birth was…let’s see…times 2.7&he...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized behavior birth month birth season onetime personality psychology the brain the human mind Source Type: news

Tanning's Allure Tied to Other Addictions
Some people with need for bronzed skin likely to drink too much alcohol or have depression, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Melanoma, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sun Exposure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Benefits Of Winter Hibernation
This article originally posted on michaelsunnarborg.com/blog -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When It’s More Than the Winter Blues
By Stacy Simon The gifts have been opened, the holiday meals eaten, the visitors gone home, and the decorations put away for another year. As the fun and festivities become memories, this is the time of year many people feel a little let down or sad. Treating yourself to a movie, spending time with friends, doing volunteer work, or participating in physical activities you enjoy can help you cheer up and regain your emotional balance. RESOURCES: Depression in cancer patients But for some people, it isn’t that easy. Sadness that doesn’t go away or keeps you from enjoying things you usually like could be a sign ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Coping with Cancer Source Type: news

Christmas is Over: Celebrate the Rest of the Year
So many weeks and days of preparation and then Christmas is over. Oh, maybe you were able to stretch it out over a few days with parties and visits to various relatives and friends but at some point the cookies are gone, the tree has to come down, the lights have to come off the house, the gifts get put away and — and — and — and then it’s over — all done — finished. The living room looks cavernous without the tree. The kids are fighting over the last candy cane. And you are — happy but exhausted; pleased the week went well but not so pleased to get back to ordinary life. Those of ...
Source: Psych Central - January 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Happiness Holiday Coping Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help christmas Holiday Spirit Holidays new year's resolutions new years Winter Winter Blues Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2016, Behind the Headlines covered more than 300 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what condition? Sex addiction Bipolar disorder Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth"? Seasonal affective disorder Agoraphobia Social anxiety disorder In February 2016's health news... Brain scans...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports QA articles Source Type: news

Reminder: Suicides Don't Actually Increase Around The Holidays
Suicide rates are usually at their lowest during the month of December. But you wouldn’t know it based on stories in the media that link this time of year to self-harm. Nearly half of stories about holidays and suicide published during last year’s holiday season perpetuated the myth that they increase, according to a new analysis conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. “This information is simply not correct,” Dan Romer, research director of the APPC, told The Huffington Post. “This has been a hard myth to debunk.” The APPC has been tr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what disorder? 1) Sex addiction 2) Bi-polar disorder 3) Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth" 1) Seasonal af...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder could be reason for mood swings and lack of sex drive
Dutch researchers have found the number of people diagnosed with depression at psychiatric hospitals rises after the clocks go back for winter, as doctors warn November is the prime time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Feel Happy When It's Pitch Black Out Morning And Night
If you’re feeling a bit less energetic and more in favor of curling up on your couch with takeout and Netflix now that the sun is setting around 4:30 p.m., you’re not alone. The so-called “winter blues” are real, Deirdre Conroy, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, told The Huffington Post. Fewer hours of daylight in the winter months do affect our bodies and our moods. “This is not a made up ‘thing.’ This is a real phenomenon,” she explained. An estimated one to 10 percent of people, depending on the location, experience seasonal af...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Very Good Reasons To Work Out That Don't Involve Weight Loss
There’s more to exercise than torching calories. Scientists have long made the connection between a healthy body and sharp mind. And a 2013 study led by Jill Barnes, chair of the 2017 World Congress on Exercise and the Brain, has resurfaced and might help explain why. “Our working hypothesis is that people with higher fitness have enhanced blood flow to their brain,” Barnes recently told the Wall Street Journal. This, in turn, improves cognitive function. The researchers studied how responsive the brains of both sedentary and recreationally active people were to stimuli in their environment. The blood ves...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seasonal Depression (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, Seasonal Depression) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Do dwindling daylight hours affect our health?
The latest advice distilled, from vitamin D deficiency to seasonal affective disorder (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Housecall: Seasonal affective disorder
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Seasonal affective disorder If the shorter days are leaving you moody and less energized, it could be seasonal affective disorder ? a type of depression related to changes in seasons. Here are the facts. Mindfulness exercises Stressed out by the election or upcoming holidays? Mindfulness exercises, a form of meditation, can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Here's A Major Health Reason To Get Outside During The Wintertime
As the days get shorter and the chilly weather rolls in, we all want to curl up in a blanket and hibernate until spring rolls around. But making time to get outside in the sun, even when it’s cold out, could have bigger mood benefits than you might realize.  While the link between sunshine and mental health is nothing new, the most comprehensive study to date has shown that the association may be even stronger than previously realized.  New research from Brigham Young University, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, finds that sunlight exposure is by far the greatest weather-related f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Here's A Major Health Reason To Get Outside During The Wintertime
As the days get shorter and the chilly weather rolls in, we all want to curl up in a blanket and hibernate until spring rolls around. But making time to get outside in the sun, even when it’s cold out, could have bigger mood benefits than you might realize.  While the link between sunshine and mental health is nothing new, the most comprehensive study to date has shown that the association may be even stronger than previously realized.  New research from Brigham Young University, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, finds that sunlight exposure is by far the greatest weather-related f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing Daylight Can Trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder
The disorder can affect people in winter months as days grow shorter. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ten reasons that you get... Sad  
Among the reasons may be seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a clinical depression which follows a seasonal pattern, with symptoms often tied to autumn and winter months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Title: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/8/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Seasonal affective disorder ? prevention and treatment
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is seasonal affective disorder considered depression? If so, should I be treated for it year-round even though it comes and goes? ANSWER: Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression. Year-round treatment with medication for SAD may be recommended in some cases. But research has shown that, for many people [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood
The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the pumpkin spice euphoria of early September is starting to wear off. If you find yourself feeling a little less cheerful than you were during spring’s transformation into summer, rest assured it’s not your imagination: There is a science-backed reason you’re more likely to feel down in the cooler months. “It’s real,” Kathryn A. Roecklein, an associate professor in the department of psychology at University of Pittsburgh, told The Huffington Post.  The changes don’t necessa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treating seasonal affective disorder with cognitive behavioural therapy is comparable to light therapy
The overall lifetime prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) ranges as high as 9.7%.1 Light therapy, where bright artificial light is used to replace diminished sunlight, can be an effective non-drug treatment for SAD.2 However, alternative non-drug treatment approaches are also needed. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an established and effective treatment for depressive disorders.3 Limited research examining CBT adapted specifically for SAD (CBT-SAD) is available. This paper reports initial findings from a large 5-year randomised clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Mental...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Benefits To Going Outside In The Fall And Winter
Even though it's getting colder, there's no reason to become a couch potato. Over the years a rich body of scientific research into the benefits of being outside has shown time and again that the more often we get out of the house, the happier and healthier we become. Here are six reasons why you should put on your favorite flannel or jacket and head outside, rain, snow or shine. Fight Seasonal Depression Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a biological condition in which your body produces depression-like symptoms as a result of decreased exposure to sunlight and low levels of vitamin D. While you can't sunbathe in 60...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news