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SAD: Warning Signs and Treatment Options

If you find yourself becoming depressed, increasingly irritable and suffering from more bouts of insomnia as winter approaches, you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  Your risk of having this condition increases the further you get from the equator.  The prevalence of SAD is estimated to be only 1.4 percent in Florida, but jumps to 9.7 percent […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

Spotting the Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder Does colder weather get you down? For many people, the shorter days and long, dark nights of fall and winter can lead to a mild or severe depression known as seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Anyone of any age can develop SAD, although women in their […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don’t Let It Get You Down

There are winter blues and there are Winter Blues. Each year, the season of snowmen and gift-giving drags down millions of Americans, sapping them of energy and cheer. Millions more find themselves not only blue, but genuinely depressed. For those with Seasonal Affective Disorder, winter kicks off an annual cycle of unusually negative thoughts, heightened […]

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Light Therapy in Sweden City Bus Stops

To Fight Winter Blahs, Sweden Offers Light Therapy At The Bus Stop Days will keep getting shorter as we approach the winter solstice, which means fewer and fewer hours of sunlight. That can be depressing at normal mid-North American latitudes, so imagine how bad it gets in a place like Sweden. To fight the winter […]

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All is not bright for some during holidays

For some people, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas add to their anxiety. More than 19 million Americans suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is the most common anxiety disorder in the United States and can be induced by the changing seasons. For many people, symptoms of SAD start when fall arrives and […]

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