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What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (appropriately nicknamed SAD) is a type of depression that occurs due to the changes in the seasons. SAD is most common in the cold fall and winter months but some people also suffer from summer SAD. Another names for seasonal affective disorder is: winter blues. SAD is caused by lack of sunlight. The sun […]

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Causes of Seasonal Affective Disorder

While we are always learning new information about Seasonal Affective Disorder, one thing we do know is the cause – lack of sunlight. During the winter, the days are shorter and much darker than our bodies are used to which is why Seasonal Affective Disorder is most common in the fall and winter. Due to the […]

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Children with SAD

People all over the globe suffer from seasonal depression, and that includes children. Many people believe that kids are all full of energy but that’s not always the case. All over the world children suffer from depression, including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). With SAD comes loss of energy, low mood and usually an increase in […]

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Light Therapy – Not just for SAD

Many people believe that light therapy is only used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), however, there are many uses for a light box. The most common use is for depression. A light therapy box is used to create a chemical reaction in your brain that aids in the production of serotonin. Serotonin, also known […]

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Benefits of Sunshine

Sunshine is a very important part of everyday life and many people don’t get enough of it. No matter what the weather is like, getting outside for at least 30 minutes a day can provide many health benefits. One of the obvious health benefits provided by the sun is vitamin D. When someone has a vitamin […]

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