Seasonal Affective Disorder Library

  • Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
    When it comes to dealing with seasonal affective disorder -- an extreme lethargy and sadness that accompanies the onset of winter -- most sufferers have ...
  • Winter Blues Survival Guide: A Workbook For Overcoming SAD
    Do the first signs of fall make you feel like hibernating until spring? During the winter months, do you feel irritable and depressed? If this sounds familiar, you may be one of the twenty percent of ...
  • Are You Feeling SAD?
    During the winter months we often hear people mention feeling “blue” or “down.” There are others that speak of SAD or Seasonal ...
  • How Family and Friends Can Aid Mental Health Recovery
    Recovering from mental illness is terrifying and exhausting, both for the person diagnosed and those who ...
  • Are You SAD This Winter? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) goes beyond the winter blues. It goes beyond feeling tired or sad or ...
  • Post-Winter Holidays: Hibernation or Depression?
    The holiday season is just about over. The presents are unwrapped. The relatives have left. The leftovers are almost gone. Some things went well. Some didn’t. There were moments of pleasure and joy and moments ...
  • Before Spring Has Sprung
    "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant." —Anne Bradstreet, 1655 It's a rainy mid-January Wednesday in Boston. The sky is a blank sheet of gray. The air is chilled. In the Northeast, ...
  • Daylight Savings Time and Mental Health
    In the days that follow the twice-yearly "springing forward" or "falling back" of our clocks, you can count on lively coffee-break complaints about body clock confusion, taping the wrong show, or missed appointments. For the ...
  • Beating the Holiday Blues
    Joy to the world! 'Tis the season to be jolly! Festive music fills the air; holiday cheer abounds. Everyone is happy at holiday time — right? Wrong. Truth be told, many people feel lonely, sad, ...
  • Not in the Holiday Mood? It Might Be the Blues
    It's that time of year again. Multicolored lights twinkle across houses and front yards. Parents and squirming children form long lines to sit on a Santa look-alike's lap. Red and green decorations adorn every store window. ...
  • Shedding Light on Winter Depression
    Thirty days hath September, April, June and November, All the rest have thirty-one Except for February— Which has 258! We extend our apologies to ...
  • Coming Out of the Mire
    There is a hard, dark, very murky lump that aches a bit in the middle of my chest. It is gray, but not the warm, gray of tree trunks or chickadees. It is a foreboding ...
  • Enjoying the Winter Holiday Season
    No matter what your faith or cultural background, as the holiday season approaches, you may notice, as many people do, that instead of feeling a sense of warm anticipation, you feel a sense of dread. ...
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that typically occurs in the fall and winter, when days are shorter and provide less sunlight. Depressive symptoms begin in the fall or winter and persist ...
  • Holiday Stress: A Resourceful Survivor’s Guide
    Here's your chance to enjoy a serene Christmas—or Ramadan or Kwanzaa or Hanukkah The holidays are supposed to be joyous occasions marked by meaningful traditions, family connections, spiritual rejuvenation and just plain fun. Instead, for many ...
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder
    According to Dictionary.com— Summer is “a period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, or beauty.” Winter is “a period of time characterized by coldness, misery, barrenness, or death.” Well, that sums it up quite nicely, we think. It is ...