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Winter Makes Us SAD


During the winter, the days are shorter and time spent outdoors seems to diminish. It takes a lot more time to be able to go outside due to jackets, scarves, gloves and boots which means many people tend to avoid it as much as possible. With less sunlight, everyday tasks seem to become impossible and […]

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Does Warm Weather Cure Seasonal Depression?


Warm weather seems to be blessing us earlier this year; but does that mean that your SAD symptoms will subside sooner? Honestly, it all depends on the sun. Symptoms of SAD occur when there is less sunlight and more darkness every day. Having warmer weather doesn’t always mean it is sunnier out. However, nice weather […]

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Change in Seasons Brings a Change in Mood


The snow is no longer fresh, the sunlight disappears earlier, classes are back in session and everything may suddenly appear dreary to some. It is midwinter, and some people might have noticed a negative change in their moods and behavior. According to the University of Vermont’s Health Network, seasonal affective disorder is a subtype of […]

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Could You Suffer From Seasonal Depression?


Season depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a form of depression related to the seasons of the year. According to Mental Health America, season depression occurs around the same time every year – beginning in the Fall and continuing through the Winter. There are some cases of seasonal depression happening in the […]

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Light Therapy Can Help Eliminate Your Winter Blues


Feeling blue and out of sorts? It’s very possible you are experiencing seasonal affective disorder or SAD. This condition usually crops up in people during the shorter, darker days of winter. What are the best ways to cope in wintry Western Pennsylvania? We asked Dr. Alicia Kaplan, an Allegheny Health Network psychiatrist about the effectiveness […]

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