Stress and low mood: Seasonal affective disorder can heighten symptoms – tips to help
STRESS and low mood can be par for the course as days become shorter and darker. The build up to the Christmas season can also trigger low mood symptoms for many with added stress and woes. What are some tips according to experts to help combat these dips in moods? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIMH Livestream Event on Seasonal Affective Disorder
NIMH is conducting a livestream event on seasonal affective disorder with Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., chief of the Adult Psychopharmacology, Somatic, and Integrated Treatment Research Program at NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

How to Ease and Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder
As the days get shorter and the nights start earlier, take these steps to help prevent seasonal affective disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Content Type: Service Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Depression (Mental) Winter (Season) Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder: Three signs to look for now the nights are drawing in
SEASONAL affective disorder can be highly disruptive for people struggling to adjust to the changing seasons. Now the nights are getting darker, doctor Nighat Arif highlighted the main telltale signs of SAD. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The timing of clinical effects of bupropion misuse via insufflation reported to a regional poison center - McCabe DJ, McGillis E, Willenbring BA.
BACKGROUND: Bupropion is an antidepressant medication with expanding indications including smoking cessation, weight loss, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and amphetamine dependence. Despite its increasing popularity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nature vs. Nurture: Seasonal Affective Disorder Nature vs. Nurture: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Winter is coming, which means seasonal affective disorder is right around the corner.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

Is your gut suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?
PEOPLE who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder become depressed during the winter months. But did you know the changing seasons can also affect our gut microbiome, which, in turn, is linked to our mental health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does summer makes me gloomy? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which typically causes depressed mood and low energy, is, as you say, not as well recognised as it should be. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the relationship between depression and seasonal affective disorder in incoming first year collegiate student-athletes - Covassin Tracey, Bretzin Abigail C., Japinga Anne, Teachnor-Hauk Destiny, Nogle Sally.
PURPOSE:To examine the prevalence, sex differences, and relationship between symptoms of depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in collegiate student-athletes.METHODS:All freshman student-athletes completed the Beck Depression Inventory-I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment reports in adult seasonal affective disorder: associations with sleep disturbances, maladaptive cognitions, and brooding - Wang YS, Friedman AL, Jakubowski KP, Wescott DL, Iyiewuare P, Feldman JS, Shaw DS, Roecklein KA.
BACKGROUND: Although childhood maltreatment has been studied in multiple psychopathologies, its role in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is unknown. The current study examined possible mediators of the relationship between retrospectively-reported childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clinical effects of intravenous bupropion misuse reported to a regional poison center - McCabe DJ, McGillis E, Willenbring BA.
Bupropion is an antidepressant medication with expanding indications including smoking cessation, weight loss, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and amphetamine dependence. Despite its increasing popularity among provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Feeling SAD? Here Are Ways to Ease Winter Blues
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can kids have seasonal affective disorder?
Seasonal depression can manifest in different ways in young people. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Shoppers love this £18 SAD desk lamp that boosts their mood
If you get depressed in winter and suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), you've probably been recommended to try a medical certified SAD lamp to help ease symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder: Six ways you can combat SAD - the ‘winter blues’
SEASONAL affective disorder , often described as the ‘winter blues', is a type of depression which comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. Severity of symptoms can vary, but one in 15 people in the UK are thought to suffer with it. So what can be done to help boost mood and see us through the dark winter days? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can sunbeds help banish our winter blues?
Lisa Reid from Swindon, Wiltshire, suffers from seasonal affective disorder, otherwise known as SAD. With the darker winter months she becomes a different person. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Subtle Signs You’re Dealing With Seasonal Depression
Wondering if you have seasonal affective disorder or just a case of the winter blues? Experts explain the difference. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 make seasonal affective disorder worse?
Yale Medicine ’s Dr. Paul Desan explains seasonal affective disorder and how COVID-19 may impact it. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Light Therapy Lamps: What's The Difference Between Cheap And Expensive Ones?
Here's how these lamps work for seasonal affective disorder and your mental health, as well as criteria you should check before you buy. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Double Whammy of Seasonal Affective Disorder in a Season of Covid
This winter the pandemic is expected to intensify the depression experienced by many people with the syndrome known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Winter (Season) Autumn (Season) Seasons and Months Mental Health and Disorders Sunlight Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder May Not Be As Bad This Season Due To Pandemic
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Seasonal Affective Disorder Source Type: news

How to beat the winter blues: Shoppers swear by this £9.99 SAD desk lamp for boosting their mood
This weekend marks the end of British Summer Time and the arrival of shorter days and dark nights, can trigger seasonal affective disorder, also known as 'winter blues' or... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SAD: How to cope if you're struggling from SAD
SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, and one in 15 Brits are affected by it. Here's how to cope if you're struggling from SAD. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips To Cope With Seasonal Depression During Pandemic
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Bill Shields Coronavirus Seasonal Depression Source Type: news

January 2020
Rash Decisions : How to Deal With Itchy, Red Skin Going Under : A Closer Look at Anesthesia Provider Beliefs May Affect Pain Relief Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder Sleep Health (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is seasonal affective disorder real? The truth is complicated
Growing questions about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) reveal issues at the heart of psychiatry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Finding Light at the Darkest Time of the Year
To experience the bright magic of raising my son, it felt as if I had to pay a price: My awareness of the darkness increased. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erinn Salge Tags: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Depression (Mental) Christmas Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

How Not to Feel Dead Tired This Winter
It ’s cold. It’s dark. And spring is months away. No wonder you’re exhausted. Here are four expert strategies to feeling revitalized, even in the most wintry of days. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joanne Chen Tags: Sleep Winter (Season) Exercise Seasons and Months Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Caffeine your-feed-wirecutter Source Type: news

How You Should Spend That Extra Hour As Daylight Saving Time Ends
(CNN) — It’s Sunday morning, and you open your eyes to discover it’s still incredibly early because — huzzah! — we’ve reached the end of the seasonal practice known as Daylight Saving Time. Do you: A) Immediately roll over and go back to sleep? or B) Tell yourself that you shouldn’t be lazy, and get up to make the most of this “extra” hour? It’s a trick question, because there isn’t a perfectly right answer that would be the same for everyone. But in general, experts say, most should use the fall time change to squeeze in more sleep — and with zero gu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Daylight saving time Source Type: news

What Are Indications for Dermatological Light Treatment?
Discussion Spider telangiectasia or spider angiomas have a central red lesion with radiating dilatation of the distal, end vasculature that resemble arachnid appendages. They are common lesions (up to 38% in one study of children, and 60% in pregnant women), often solitary or
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DR NORMAN ROSENTHAL reveals how not to get Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter 
Neina Shedlon, from Greenside, purchased a light box and said the effect was 'amazing'. Here, DR NORMAN ROSENTHAL explains how to beat seasonal affective disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is seasonal affective disorder?
What is seasonal affective disorder?Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression 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 as the season [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Don't Let SAD Get the Better of You
SUNDAY, Oct. 13, 2019 -- If you suffer from the winter blues, there are things you can do to make the season less depressing. Clinically known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it happens when there is less sunlight during the day, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Minneapolis light-therapy entrepreneur to appear on Shark Tank this weekend
Circadian Optics, a Minneapolis company that produces light-therapy lamps, will get a chance to shine on national television when Founder and CEO Amber Leong appears on ABC's Shark Tank this Sunday. Light therapy lamps are used to treat seasonal affective disorder, as well as sleep disorders; both can be caused by a lack of exposure to light. So it makes perfect sense that Minneapolis, known for its brutal, dark winters, would be Circadian Optics' home base. And, in fact, that's exactly why Circadian… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder: What is SAD? Nine signs you could be at risk
SEASONAL Affective Disorder is a type of depression which can occur seasonal, and most commonly it affects people during the dark winter months. What are the signs you could be suffering from the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting the Loneliness
I haven’t always had to fight loneliness and isolation. When I was younger I loved going out to listen to live music. Dancing was a fun way for me to interact with others. I enjoyed being social and was always looking for a place to meet friends at a bar or show. All of that has changed since my diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder.  Fighting loneliness has become part of my new normal. Isolating myself because of my mental illness can easily lead to loneliness and depression in my life now. One Saturday evening a few years ago I decided to count how many beers I had consumed in a 24 hour period. I counted 19. ...
Source: Psych Central - August 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Antidepressants Antipsychotics Atypical Antipsychotics Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia Combat Veteran Loneliness Mood Disorder Music Therapy Psychosis Seasonal Affective Disorder Social Isolation Suicidal Source Type: news

Podcast: Light therapy for prevention of winter depression
Many people experience the " winter blues " , but some suffer from something more serious, seasonal affective disorder, which has a major impact on their quality of life. Light therapy is one of the interventions that is used to try to prevent it and a team of researchers from Austria and the USA published the update of their Cochrane Review in March 2019. Lead author, Barbara Nussbaumer, from the Danube University Krems in Austria, summarises the findings in this podcast." Seasonal affective disorder, which is also known as winter depression, is a seasonal pattern of recurrent major depressive episodes. The...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

SPA DOCTOR: Smiling again in the city of the blues
SPA DOCTOR: The Swissotel Chicago offers 1,700 square foot, five-room Vitality Suites, which comes complete with a private workout area. It's perfect for curing Seasonal Affective Disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches
Are any complementary health approaches helpful for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Find out here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Does Vitamin D Help With Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Experts discuss if it eases seasonal depression symptoms, like changes in sleep and feeling of sadness. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple Treatments to Banish Winter Blues
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- The gray days of winter bring many people down, but a few simple steps can pep you up, an expert says. A condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can cause feelings of sadness or depression, lack of energy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Billie Marten: Having SAD made me write the happiest pop song
Billie Marten says having seasonal affective disorder (SAD) inspired her song Blue Sea, Red Sea. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny Wearable Device Warns of Exposure to UV Light
Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering scientists have developed what is being called the world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device to measure light. The technology enables scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths. The device is as about as thick in diameter as a credit card and is about the size of an M&M. It is also solar powered. Researchers said the device monitored therapeutic UV light in clinical phototherapy booths for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as well as blue light phototherapy for newborns with jaundice ...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

World's smallest wearable device warns of UV exposure, enables precision phototherapy
(Northwestern University) The world's smallest wearable, battery-free and virtually indestructible device has been developed to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths, from the ultra violet to visible and even infrared parts of the solar spectrum. Smaller than an M&M, the device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer. It can record up to three separate wavelengths of light at one time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Implementing prevention of seasonal affective disorder from patients' and physicians' perspectives - a qualitative study - Nussbaumer-Streit B, Pjrek E, Kien C, Gartlehner G, Bartova L, Friedrich ME, Kasper S, Winkler D.
BACKGROUND: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a seasonally recurrent type of major depression that has detrimental effects on patients' lives during winter. Little is known about how it affects patients during summer and about patients' and physicians' ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

SAD symptoms: Eight signs you have seasonal affective disorder and may need a SAD lamp
SAD, WHICH stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a common condition during the winter months. The exact cause isn ’t fully understood, but it’s thought to be linked to reduced exposure to sunlight and can have a signifiant impact on mood. So what are the symptoms to look out for, and do you need a SAD lamp? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'winter blues' is real. Here's what to know about seasonal affective disorder
Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what to know about SAD and tips to lessen its effects. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news