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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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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About SAD


It is winter yet again. The beautiful colors of the autumn leaves have disappeared and have been replaced by barren tree limbs and icicles sharp and brittle. The harsh winds rattle the window frames and the cold air seems to sing a cruel song that frightens away birds to warmer climates. The daytime gives way […]

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How To Beat SAD When You Work From Home


I love my life. I love my work. I’m known for my cheery disposition and incessant optimism. And yet a couple of weeks ago, as I opened my laptop for the working day ahead, all I wanted to do was crawl into a hole and hide. Worse still, this sudden and unexpected slump into depression […]

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