Five Tricks to Beating Winter Depression
The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. Are you getting more depressed? Learn how to identify the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and apply these five simple tricks to shake the winter blues. read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - January 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Environment Happiness Resilience Dr. Gregory Jantz Dr. Jantz Light Therapy sad seasonal affective disorder the center the center a place of hope winter blues winter depression Source Type: news

'Tis the Season for Treating SAD'Tis the Season for Treating SAD
Physicians on Medscape swap stories on their personal and professional experiences with seasonal affective disorder. Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Expert explains this type of depression, including symptoms to watch for (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Expert explains this type of depression, including symptoms to watch for Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Seasonal Affective Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transcranial Bright Light Treatment Via Ear Canals in SADTranscranial Bright Light Treatment Via Ear Canals in SAD
Bright light treatment administered via the ear canals improved symptoms of depressive and anxiety in these patients suffering from seasonal affective disorder--but can a placebo effect be ruled out? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Title: 'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective DisorderCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - December 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Thursday consumer health tips
Indigestion Trans fat is double trouble for your heart health Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) Gluten-free recipes Heartburn or chest pain: When is it heart attack? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 25, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 12/24/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvO61Auicxc Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include: Seasonal Affective Disorder Salt intake during the holidays Battling the flu Journalists: The video is in the downloads. Click here for script. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Holiday Blues vs Seasonal Affective Disorder
People are supposed to be happy during the holidays but if you are feeling depressed - do you have the Holiday Blues? or Seasonal Affective Disorder? Lets find out...read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rosemary K.M. Sword Tags: Anxiety Depression Self-Help Stress blues holidays sad seasonal sadness winter holidays Source Type: news

Don't Brush Off That Feeling as a Case of the "Winter Blues"
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Don't brush off [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever
Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve. Christmas trees, candelabras, and holiday parties are basically traded in for cabin fever and anything black in our wardrobes. Mix in freezing temperatures for some across the country and winter quickly becomes the most miserable time of year, with the remaining winter months turning boring, stale, and downright depressing. Seriously, a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects millions of people and mainly occurs when the seasons change from fall to winter. So to counter the occurrence of depression and cabin fever, here are a f...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: cbskapost Tags: Fall Winter Guide Health Binge-Watch Cabin Fever Exercise Holidays MENTAL HEALTH SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder Shawn Thomas Stir Crazy Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression and SAD
Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health - it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 7, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Depression Source Type: news

9 Ways To Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn Do dark, chilly days make your mood cloud over this time each year? You're not alone: Roughly 10 to 20 percent of Americans report feeling tired or sad when there are fewer hours of daylight in the winter months. With bone-chilling temperatures and blustery winds, it's easy to give in to laziness and snooze just a little longer instead of dragging yourself to that early Spinning class -- or, make a date with Netflix instead of bundling up and getting dinner with friends. While many people can still function even if they're feeling a bit melancholy, for some, winter brings a clinical fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
When it comes to dealing with seasonal affective disorder — an extreme lethargy and sadness that accompanies the onset of winter — most sufferers have already heard it all when it comes to solutions. Here’s the drill in a nutshell: spend a good chunk of time in front of a lamp that emulates sunlight; meditate; plan trips to warm places; take long, soothing walks; keep a balanced diet and try to sustain a positive attitude. There’s really nothing new on the scene when it comes to treatment methods for SAD. But there’s a lot more to SAD than meets the eye — way beyond the feelings of listl...
Source: Psych Central - December 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudia Luiz Tags: Depression Disorders General Healthy Living Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Emotion Fatigue (medical) Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the difference from winter blues
What's the difference between SAD and ordinary winter blues? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in international study
(University of Georgia) Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health -- it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Treating and Preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
The holiday season is often associated with family gatherings and cheerful spirits, but that's not the case for everyone. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 23, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Psychological Disorders Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips to Overcome the Disorder
The first way to get ready for the holiday season is to check out your mood today.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - November 10, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Diet Happiness Source Type: news

How to know if it's not just the winter blues
This article shares some facts about seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression that often masks itself as the winter blues. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - November 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Standard Time Starts, And The Summer-Haters Celebrate
Some people have SAD — seasonal affective disorder — in reverse. For these people, today is the best day of the year.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Martin Source Type: news

Seasonal Fluctuations in Serotonin Responsible for SAD?Seasonal Fluctuations in Serotonin Responsible for SAD?
Seasonal affective disorder may be caused by seasonal changes in serotonin transporter levels. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cognitive Distortions: The Lies Depression Tells
Depression is a master manipulator. It spins negative stories and makes you think these tall tales are cold, hard facts. But they’re really cognitive distortions. “[N]ot only does the illness make our thoughts more negative, but it tends to make us see negative events as internal, stable and global,” said Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP, a clinical psychologist and assistant director and director of training at the California Institute of Technology’s student counseling center. This includes everything from believing something is wrong with you when your friend cancels dinner to assuming bad things alwa...
Source: Psych Central - October 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Happiness Self-Esteem Self-Help Catastrophizing Cognition Cognitive Distortion Mood Disorder Negative Thoughts Problem Solving Recklessness Ruminating Seasonal Affective Disorder Self Harm Self Talk sel Source Type: news

Dark Days Here for Folks with Seasonal Depression
Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposureSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Seasonal Affective Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What causes the winter blues?
A new study explores the cause of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). People with SAD process significantly less serotonin in winter than summer. Gayle King reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scans reveal cause of winter blues
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stressed, lack of sex drive and low self-esteem: Seasonal affective disorder explained
WINTER depression affects around two million people in the UK. Here we explain what SAD is, what symptoms to look out for and how to treat it (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As the days get shorter, some people get SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can start to set in as the seasons change, but there are ways to combat it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Contrave Weight Loss Drug From Orexigen And Takeda
The FDA announced today that it had approved Contrave, the long-awaited and much-disputed weight loss drug.  The drug is a combination of two drugs already approved for other indications: naltrexone hydrochloride, which is used to combat alcohol and opioid dependence, and bupropion, which is used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder and as an aid to smoking cessation treatment. Contrave is manufactured by Orexigen and will be distributed by Takeda. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 10, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten Source Type: news

Sunlight: The Natural Appetite Suppressant
We feel better in the sunshine read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - July 11, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Health Integrative Medicine intuitive draw to the sunlight light as natural antidepressant seasonal affective disorder serotonin production increased by sunshine weight loss in the summer Source Type: news

Winter Blues Survival Guide: A Workbook For Overcoming SAD
Do the first signs of fall make you feel like hibernating until spring? During the winter months, do you feel irritable and depressed? If this sounds familiar, you may be one of the twenty percent of American adults suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a pattern of depression that comes and goes as the seasons cycle, the daylight hours lengthen and shorten, and the temperature changes. The condition can disrupt your life to such an extent that you may find it hard to focus on your work, to socialize, and even to get out of bed each morning. Having worked with SAD-affected people in a therapeutic setting...
Source: Psych Central - July 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Corinna Underwood Tags: Book Reviews General Motivation and Inspiration Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help christine benton Norman Rosenthal overcoming sad Seasonal Depression Winter Blues winter blues survival guide Source Type: news

Seasonality of Depression Referrals in Older People - Holloway LE, Evans S.
Seasonal affective disorder is becoming more widely recognised as a prevalent mood disorder in the adult population. However, few studies have investigated the link between sunlight exposure and mood in the elderly. Referrals to the community Mental Health... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Summertime SAD: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mark Frye explains that Seasonal Affective Disorder isn't necessarily just a wintertime condition. To listen, click the link below. Summertime SAD (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 30, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Spring Forward, Fall Back Into Depression?
While many look forward to Daylight Saving Time and having more light at the end of the day, others, especially those with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), may find themselves slipping back into depression at this time of year....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Depression)
Source: About.com Depression - March 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Treating SAD: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mark Frye outlines treatment options for SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. To listen, click the link below. Treating SAD (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 6, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Do you have winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder? Whichever it is, you will find some practical steps here to dig yourself out of the snow.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - February 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jonathan Fader, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Happiness Health dark winter helio sad seasonal affective disorder sunlight treatment for depression winter blues winter days Source Type: news

Rethinking SAD: Creating a Winter Oasis
Coping with winter: How I go beyond Vitamin D and create a winter oasis in my home.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - February 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brad Waters Tags: Depression Happiness Resilience Self-Help coping coping with winter oasis sad seasonal affective disorder winter blues Source Type: news

What is SAD: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mark Frye explains SAD or seasonal affective disorder. To listen, click the link below. 2014Feb04What is SADD, (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 4, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Does the season get you down? It could be SAD. Learn more by visiting the MedlinePlus Seasonal Affective Disorder topic page. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - January 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression risk for workers starved of light
A charity warns that the lack of natural light is affecting workers' mental health     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: light Mental Health Research SAD sunlight seasonal affective disorder winter MHRUK Source Type: news

Winter blues: surprising causes
When the weather turns cold and daylight hours dwindle, it's easy to blame seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for a blue mood. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprising causes of winter depression
When the weather turns cold and daylight hours dwindle, it's easy to blame seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for a blue mood. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

December Is Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
With the shortest days of the year falling in December, this is the peak time for seasonal affective disorder. Could it be a lack of sunlight that's causing your winter blues? Click through to learn more about SAD and what you can do to defeat seasonal mood changes....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Depression)
Source: About.com Depression - December 23, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Five steps to beating the January blues - starting now: From over-the-counter
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) results in low mood and lack of concentration that disrupts day-to-day life – but only at this time of year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding & Coping with the Christmas Blues
The stress of the holidays triggers sadness and depression for many people. This time of year is especially difficult because there’s an expectation of feeling merry and generous. People compare their emotions to what they assume others are experiencing or what they’re supposed to feel. Then they think that they alone fall short. They judge themselves and feel like an outsider. There’re a host of things that add to stress and difficult emotions during the holidays. Finances. Not enough money or the fear of not having enough to buy gifts leads to sadness and guilt. The stress of financial hardship during ...
Source: Psych Central - December 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Grief and Loss Holiday Coping Loneliness Stress Christmas Blues Clinical Depression Holiday Blues SAD Sadness Seasonal Affective Disorder Winter Blues Source Type: news

For some New Yorkers, beating 'winter blues' is a walk in the park
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, can be brutal for some Northeasterners when days grow short. A New York social worker has one remedy: a walk in the park.NEW YORK — Karyn Anastasio would have preferred staying in bed, ignoring the early onset of cold and darkness as she huddled in her apartment and watched TV. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 19, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seasonal affective disorder: could you spot the signs?
Winter is well and truly upon us. For many regions, this means miserable weather, less sunlight and darker days. Although we would much prefer our days to be filled with warmth and sunshine, many of us adapt to seasonal changes. But for others, the change in seasons may trigger a form of depression.First described in 1984 by Dr. Norman Rosenthal from the US, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as seasonal adjustment disorder, is a form of depression that can occur at certain times of the year. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Got the winter blues? Vitamin B12 and other B vitamins may help alleviate depression
Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Simply adding nutritional supplements... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Partner S.A.D.?
Is your partner's mood mirroring the dropping temperatures outside? It could be S.A.D.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - November 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kate Thieda, MS, LPCA, NCC Tags: Depression major depression s.a.d. seasonal affective disorder winter blues Source Type: news

Beat the winter blues with these tips
With shorter days and fewer hours of sunlight available in autumn and winter, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) rears its unpleasant head in up to 20 percent of the American population. Characterized by moodiness, depression, cravings for simple carbohydrates, weight... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halloween Candy and the Winter Blues
Could it be that some candy is actually brain food this Halloween? Just a bit won't hurt. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 28, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Diet Integrative Medicine Self-Help binge eating halloween candy improved mood through carbohydrates seasonal affective disorder serotonin production Source Type: news