"Seasonal affective disorder
is not something to just brush off and tough out," she says.
Cognitive-behavioral factors in seasonal affective disorder
. J Consult Clin Psychol 2003; 71(1), 22-30.
"Doing things with others is also a wonderful way to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder
from a preventative model, as most sufferers of SAD feel a decrease in the amount of social interaction they are motivated to pursue, and at the same time feel a compounded sense of depression from being socially isolated," said Schafler.
Get as much natural light as you can if you are fighting seasonal depression or wintertime seasonal affective disorder
. If you get home after dark, change your schedule and bndle up for a walk during lunch - the Vitamin D from the sun boosts your energy.
At a social gathering the other day, I related the story of my "moody blues office," and somebody asked if the blue light for seasonal affective disorder
was better than the white light.
For more information about Seasonal Affective Disorder
, visit the National Institute of Health's MedlinePlus at www.nlm.nih.govimedlineplus/seasonalaffective-disorder.html.
The psychiatric disorders of schizophrenia, mania, depression, aggressive and self-injurious behavior, obsessive compulsive disorder, seasonal affective disorder
, substance abuse, hypersexuality, anxiety disorders, bulimia, childhood hyperactivity, and behavioral disorders in geriatric patients have been linked to impaired central 5-HT functions.
While some conditions, such as seasonal affective disorder
, are known to be associated with seasonal weather patterns, the connections between seasons and a number of major disorders were surprising.
Rosenthal (psychiatry, Georgetown Medical School) presents a guide to seasonal affective disorder
(SAD) for those suffering from the condition.
School District of Somerset, the 7th Circuit recognized seasonal affective disorder
(SAD) as a disability, ruling that a Wisconsin school district violated the rights of an elementary school teacher under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not accommodating her SAD.
Another analysis of randomized, controlled trials suggests that bright light treatment and dawn stimulation for seasonal affective disorder
and bright light for nonseasonal depression are efficacious with effect sizes equivalent to those in most antidepressant pharmacotherapy trials.3 A book review described atypicality of seasonal affective disorder
and marked improvement within four to five days of beginning light treatment.4
Depression is also a condition that can range from mild to major, and can appear in a variety of forms, such as seasonal affective disorder
and bipolar disorder.