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You Can Be Blue, But That Doesn’t Mean You’re SAD

I remember growing up that when the days got short, were overcast, or just really foggy, for a while my mom always got pretty melancholy. At age eight, not being a licensed psychiatrist, I didn’t know if this was just a sort of “Rainy Days and Mondays” kind of thing or a serious—i.e. in the book—disorder, but […]

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The Truth about Seasonal Affective Disorder

Summer’s over, but don’t dread the cold. Seasonal blues are far less common than many believe, reports a new study from Oregon State University. Researchers surveyed over 800 people, then compared the participants’ responses to local weather conditions, and found that changes in mood couldn’t be explained by sunlight or weather-related factors. (Previous studies show that […]

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SAD Sufferers Hold Unhelpful Beliefs About Sleep

Individuals with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — a winter depression linked to loss of motivation and interest in daily activities — tend to have misconceptions about their own sleeping habits, similar to those of insomniacs, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The findings may lead to new treatments for seasonal affective disorder that are similar […]

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Postpartum Depression Most Common In Cities

Women living in Canadian urban centers were at higher risk for postpartum depression than other populations. Researchers discovered through postpartum depression statistics that Canadian women living in areas with populations higher than 500,000 people were more likely to suffer from depression after giving birth, a Canadian Medical Association press release reported. Researchers studied data from 621 people […]

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Depression: You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

September, 2000: Mike was two years along in the battle against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at that point and having lost his ability to swallow food, he’d had a feeding tube surgically placed so that he could receive nutrition. Once he was home from the hospital, he was being fed by an infusion pump, equipped […]

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