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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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Daylight Saving Time Ends


Sunday, November 4, marked the end of Daylight Saving Time this year, and unlike the springtime transition in March, turning the clocks back an hour in November means a precious extra hour of sleep! Compared to the jet lag-like feeling that comes with turning the clocks forward in the spring, this weekend’s extra hour of sleep felt like […]

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10 Tips to Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder


Now that fall has begun, it is important for people to learn about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and teach them preventative techniques as well as coping mechanisms to help manage the symptoms. SAD is form of depression that occurs around the same time every year, generally during the months of September to May. What are the symptoms […]

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Treating Shift Work Disorder


Late at night, as most of us sleep, there are millions of people working to keep us safe, provide medical care and create new products as we dream. These people are shift workers, and they fight a constant battle with their internal circadian rhythm. Because these rhythms are very much controlled by light and dark, […]

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Mental Illness in the Workplace


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health estimates that mental health conditions are responsible for approximately 30% of all disability claims and 70% of the associated plan costs. Employers dealing with these costs—and the related lost productivity—are understandably focused on getting employees who are dealing with mental health issues back to work as quickly as […]

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