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Feeling SAD? Blame The Season


If you find your mood being affected by winter’s shortening days, there is no reason to remain in the dark any longer. The truth is you’re not alone. About 15 per cent of the population notice feeling worse during the winter compared to summertime, and about one per cent of the Canadian population suffers from […]

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Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder


The tail end of daylight saving time in 2016 occurred Nov. 6, when millions of people turned their clocks back one hour. Few people enjoy turning the clocks back in autumn as much as they enjoy turning them forward in spring. Turning the clocks forward affords many people, in particular working professionals who spend much […]

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Time Change May Lead To Winter Blues


The time change may make you more prone to get SAD — seasonal affective disorder.  Experts said that’s because when we move to standard time, people tend to lose an hour of afternoon light and come home in the dark. The change in schedule can throw off the body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, Dr. […]

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Daylight Savings Time Could Increase Depression


Even though setting the clocks back during winter leads to an extra hour of sleep, the added hour of darkness in the evening is harder to handle, according to a new study. Depression cases at psychiatric hospitals in Denmark increased immediately after the transition from daylight saving time, the study says. An analysis of 185,419 […]

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The Scientist Behind SAD


When psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal moved from South Africa to the US in the 70s, something changed. In the colder winters of New York he and his wife felt their energy levels slump and their mood drop. So when he met fellow scientist Alfred Lewy at a party, it was easy for the pair to begin […]

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