Seasonal affective disorder treatment: Choosing a light box
If you have seasonal affective disorder, don't spend a lot of money on a light box until you learn what features to consider. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Once daylight saving time ends, I find it difficult as it gets darker earlier. I also notice that I get a bit more depressed in the winter. My friend suggested a light box for seasonal affective disorder. What is a light box? And can it be helpful in improving my mood? ANSWER: Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that typically occurs each year during fall and winter. If you're like… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

For Some, a Second Pandemic Winter Means Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Hitting Hard
Last winter, A.S.—a 26-year-old from Minnesota who asked to go by her initials to protect her privacy while job searching—was terrified of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). No stranger to seasonal depression during Minnesota’s cold, dark, snowy winters, A.S. worried that pandemic isolation would only make the problem worse. She planned a regimen of prescribed antidepressants, light therapy and exercise, then hunkered down and tried to relax through the winter. To her pleasant surprise, it mostly worked. This year, however, she hasn’t been so lucky. Since daylight saving time hit, “it has been...
Source: TIME: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Light therapy can help with seasonal affective disorder
Added stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the cold, dark days of winter on top of holiday stress, 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 treatments for seasonal affective disorder is exposure to artificial light or light therapy. In this… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mental health and the holidays: Seasonal depression
Q: Many people suffer from seasonal depression, which can cause seasonal mood fluctuations during the holiday season. How can people know if they are experiencing actual clinical depression or perhaps just feeling down or anxious about the holidays? And what can they do about it? A: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that typically occurs during the fall and winter months. It is associated with shorter days and less exposure to natural… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How to manage Seasonal Affective Disorder and COVID-19 anxiety
The end of daylight saving time brings cooler weather, shorter days and less sunlight. These changes can trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that is related to changes in day length, usually starting in the fall and continuing throughout the winter months. People also can start to experience sadness and depression after the peak excitement of the holidays. “SAD, commonly known as seasonal depression, can be extra challenging for those who are also experiencing COVID-19… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

What Are the Causes of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and How Do You Fight It?
Title: What Are the Causes of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and How Do You Fight It?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What Are 4 Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Title: What Are 4 Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Feeling down? Four simple and natural mood-boosting methods to tackle stress and low mood
MENTAL health should be just as much of a priority as physical health. During the winter months, low mood can become particularly common due to a rise in Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here are four ways you can naturally boost mood and tackle stress. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Seasonal Affective Disorder: How this winter is different
Winter may seem like a natural time to stay inside for entire weekends, eat a bowl of soup and curl up on the couch binge-watching your favorite shows. But for five percent of Americans, what they ’re feeling isn’t a natural transition. In fact, they may be experiencing symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year. So whether you or a loved one have felt sluggish or seem disinterested in activities that you… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Coping with seasonal affective disorder during another pandemic winter
As we approach another pandemic winter, seasonal affective disorder is once again being compounded by COVID-19 anxiety. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about seasonal affective disorder?
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression related to changes in seasons. Millions of adults in the U.S. may suffer from seasonal affective disorder, although many may not know they have the condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Seasonal affective disorder is diagnosed more often in women than men, and it occurs more frequently in younger adults than in older adults. Seasonal affective disorder is more common among people who live… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 11, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time has ended. Here's how to make the most of your time and combat seasonal mental health issues
Learn how to have good sleep hygiene after Daylight Saving Time ends, and what to do if you suspect you may have seasonal affective disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIMH Livestream Event on Seasonal Affective Disorder
NIMH conducted a livestream event on seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., chief of the Adult Psychopharmacology, Somatic, and Integrated Treatment Research Program at NIMH, discussed the signs, symptoms, treatments, and the latest research on SAD. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news