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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Here's A Major Health Reason To Get Outside During The Winter

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living

As the days get shorter and the chilly weather rolls in, we all want to curl up in a blanket and hibernate until spring rolls around. But making time ...

If We Celebrated Thanksgiving in July, Would We Gain Less Weight?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Weight gain season has started: first Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and finally the Christmas/New Year holidays. The trick-or-treat candy has been bar...

Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living

The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the pumpkin spice euphoria of early September is st...

Why You Should Join Me in Saying No to Fall

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

I have some news that may surprise you. The season we call fall is finished. Autumn is history. This is the year, you see, when about one quarter ...

Lessons I Learned Through Years of Fighting Seasonal Depression

Taurra SunEagle | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Taurra SunEagle

I also started seeing a therapist, which really forced me to confront a lot of things that I had been avoiding:

#CollegeSurvival: For Students who Suffer from a Mental Illness

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Montclair Diplomats

This is not the typical guide on how to tackle your first year of college, but one on how to cope and even excel during your college years while livin...

Why I Left New York

Pam Gaslow | Posted 04.09.2017 | New York
Pam Gaslow

New York is often hailed the greatest city in the world. I would never argue with that statement. I do think New York is the greatest city in the worl...

Baths Are Key During The Last Weeks Of Winter, Hands Down

The Cut | Posted 02.26.2017 | Style
The Cut

(Photo: Shestock/Blend Images/Getty Images) By Meaghan O'Connell It's that time in February where I've started thinking that maybe I should, I d...

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Light Therapy

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 01.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

When I recommend light therapy to people suffering from the winter blues, I often hear people say, "I've tried it but it doesn't work." When I ask more detailed questions about how they are using the light box, I've found these common mistakes that make Bright Light Therapy less effective.

Darkness Lifted: Light Therapy for Depression No Longer a Seasonal Thing

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We take sunlight for granted. In our hubris we produce our own version of light and imagine it an acceptable replacement. Oddly, we have a greater appreciation of plants' need for natural light than our own. Recent research now adds depression to the already lengthy list of illnesses associated with inadequate sunlight.

A Guide to Staying Ridiculously Happy This Winter

Thrillist | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Jess Novak Credit: Shutterstock Between the family obligations, the weather, and the nagging feeling that the football team you coached this se...

Weird Ways to Cope With Winter

Ella Jameson | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Ella Jameson

With so many holidays, it's one of the busiest and most enjoyable times of the year, but the cold weather and long nights can lead to all kinds of mental and physical health issues. That's why it's important to pay extra attention to your health over winter.

How To Tell If Your Bad Mood Is More Than Just The Winter Blues

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Feeling down? It may be more than just some winter woes. Seasonal affective disorder, a depression-related condition that occurs during certain times ...

Why Are NYC-ers Depressed And What Can Be Done About It?

Anna David | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Naming various kinds of happiness doesn't do a damn thing for someone suffering from depression that's not being treated. The only thing that helps people in that state is treatment, and you can't get treatment without first having the conversation.

WATCH: 6 ways to beat the winter blues

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Nearly 10 million Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), where decreased sunlight in the winter months can lead to changes in mood, ...

The Serious Condition That May Be Mistaken For 'Holiday Blues'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's officially the season of holiday cheer -- but not for everyone. For many people, the month of December and the onsla...

Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

Expect The Holidays To Re-Trigger The Grief Of Loss

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Have you ever noticed that your mood changes in a similar way at a particular time of year for reasons you can’t quite pinpoint? Maybe you often fee...

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living

For some, the winter is hardly "the most wonderful time of the year." Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects nearly 10 million Americ...

Thankful to Be Happy or Is It Happy to Be Thankful? Six Steps to Be Happy, Healthy and Successful

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

Whether you are blue from immediate circumstances or grieving memories and other disappointments, there are ways out of that valley of misery. Here are six steps that may help.

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren't the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal af...

Here's A New Way To Prevent The Winter Blues

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science

Yes, winter is coming -- but that doesn't mean the winter blues are inevitable. Scientists have long known that some of us suffer from seasonal affec...

5 Ways to Fight Back Against Seasonal Affective Disorder

Amy D. Cohen | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy D. Cohen

Don't let winter get in the way of feeling happy and energetic. You just need to work winter a little bit differently in order to feel great. Here's to your winter health and happiness!

6 Tips for Surviving Seasonal Affective Disorder

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

As winter approaches, I am rediscovering the strength of my relationship with light. Winter is the season of quiet.

Winter Cruising the Blues Away

Suzanne Fluhr | Posted 09.06.2016 | Travel
Suzanne Fluhr

Now that Labor Day is in the record books, it's time to plan for winter survival if you live above about 39 degrees latitude in the northern hemisphere like I do as a denizen of Philadelphia. Every year, my Seasonal Affective Disorder seems worse. By February, I am wallowing in despair. I have learned that I need to preemptively plan a trip to somewhere warm. One option is a cruise.