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Seasonal Depression – How To Deal With It

A lot of similar questions are not uncommon for specialists in psychology. But people not always turn for help. Despite the growing popularity of psychotherapy, the vast majority of the population prefers to solve personal problems by themselves, and unfortunately, more often in totally unacceptable ways. For example, few people understand what to do during […]

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Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been studied for some time now. Usually it comes to mind with the onset of depression in winter. But more applications have been coming to the forefront. Recently, a post on Psych Central had information about sleep and cognition improving with light therapy after brain injury. Now a researcher at Western Psychiatric Institute and […]

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Does Depression Slow You Down?

According to a new study led by Panayotes Demakakos of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, older people with depression walk slower than their peers who do not have depression. Gait speed, or the speed that a person walks, is influenced by a host of factors, including physical ability, range […]

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Depression’s Many Shades of Blue

Understanding the different types of depression is essential to ensuring those with symptoms get the treatment they need, many experts argue. When it comes to depression there is no single, one-size-fits-all entity. It comes in many different shades of severity, of symptoms and of causes. As a result many psychiatrists now argue that it is […]

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SAD Sufferers Misreport Sleep Patterns Due to Depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have revealed that individuals with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)-a winter depression that leads to loss of motivation and interest in daily activities-have misconceptions about their sleep habits similar to those of insomniacs. These findings open the door for treating seasonal affective disorder similar to the way doctors treat insomnia. […]

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