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Summer SAD: Too much sunshine?


When you think of seasonal affective disorder, you might envision melancholy people holed up against a relentless downpour in the darkest chill of winter. But the longer days of spring – and the lingering sunlight of brilliant Northwest summers – can trigger summer mania, a kind of winter blues in reverse. In some people, the […]

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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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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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How Seasons Affect Moods


Most people experience some sort of change in their mood and behavior when the seasons turn. Shifts in the amount of available environmental light over the seasons may have a profound effect on your body chemistry. Some individuals notice a decrease in energy levels and require more sleep as the light decreases. Other potential behavioral […]

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Tips for Coping With Summer Depression


What can help you feel better? What can you do to make this summer different? Here are some tips on taking control of summer depression. Get help. It’s simple. If you think you’re getting depressed, no matter what time of year, get help. Talk to a therapist, like a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker. Never take […]

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