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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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Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia

Type 2 diabetes patients who suffer depression also have more significant mental decline than those without depression, a new study finds. Diabetes and depression are common among older people and up to 20 percent of adults with type 2 diabetes have major depression, according to background information in the study. In addition, both of these […]

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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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4 Effective SAD Treatment Options

Seasonal affective disorder is one kind of depression, which usually occurs every year during winter and fall or even in season change. This condition is very difficult to deal with. This is caused due to shortening of days in winter, and it is specifically difficult for individuals those live in higher latitudes. Lack of sunlight […]

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