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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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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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Seasonal Affective Disorder And Sleep


People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) have similar types of misperceptions about sleep as people with insomnia, according to a small recent study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that people with SAD — which is a kind of depression that occurs in the late fall, winter and early spring — tend to have incorrect perceptions […]

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