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Seasonal Affective Disorder

6 Ways to Defeat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As with other mood disorders surrounding yourself with understanding, supportive, and encouraging people can help lift your spirits. Find people whom you trust and lean on them for support and plan such activities as movies and dinners.

Be the Glow

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

We all know people like this couple; maybe not people who are tenderly in love for 60 years, but we know people that we are inexplicably drawn to. They are the ones who make us laugh, make us think, tell us the truth, pick us up, and hold our hand. They are the ones who "glow."

19 Signs You Really Need Some Sunshine In Your Life

Posted 02.06.2014 | Travel

It's bad. You're depressed; you feel sick all the time; you've gotten mean. This has gone way past seasonal affective disorder. You're not just si...

8 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty

After the holiday high of family time and festivities, you may find the January melancholy setting in. If you're one of 90-some percent of people, you...

Dr. Oz: 6 Ways To Sleep Better -- Starting Tonight

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

By Dr. Mehmet Oz I don't have to tell you how important a good night's rest is for your health—and you don't have to tell me how hard it can ...

January Got You Down? What's Up With Blue Monday?

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

A gentle reminder to ourselves to lighten someone else's spirits by making them smile, showing that you care, or sharing a laugh is a lovely way to combat those emotional lows.

Into the Light: The Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Real

Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D.

I don't live in Florida or Rjuka, and I have not the time or inclination to erect giant mirrors on Willis Tower. But I am going to proactive. I will be making do right here and staring into the light for hopefully a happy winter.

LOOK: The Quickest Cure For Your Stressful Winter Blues

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

How To Banish The Seasonal Blues

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Rather than focusing on creating a set of resolutions or goals, choose one thing that you'd like to do differently or change about your life. Picking -- and sticking to -- one goal is easier than five or six.

5 Reasons Why My Life Is Awesome

Julia Schemmer | Posted 02.24.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

While life gives us many reasons to be sad, it gives even more to dance. This season, celebrate your wonderful life and all the uniqueness that it brings.

My Elf On The Shelf Has Seasonal Affective Disorder

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

Chippy recognizes the total insanity of making a mess in someone else's house and is smart enough to know, if I was left to clean up after a night of elfish escapades, he could expect to be our dog's new chew toy before I poured my first cup of coffee.

How To Stay Happy In The Winter

refinery29.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Lana Del Rey might have summertime sadness, but for most of us? It’s December, with its brutal frigid temperatures and scarce daylight hours, when t...

Autism Conference in Washington Highlights Hope

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jim Luce

Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 20...

A Summer-Lover's Guide to Surviving the Winter Apocalypse

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 02.11.2014 | New York
Lauren Taylor Shute

So yes, I am dying a slow and painful death, especially since according to the Farmer's Almanac this is going to be a "bitterly cold" winter. But when faced with adversity, are we to give up and freeze to death, or do we create a plan of action and obliterate the enemy?

How to Nurture Yourself as You Enter the Cave of Winter Solstice

Tamara Star | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

The winter season may feel stark and empty, but beneath its deceptive surface, there is a rich landscape of fertility leading us towards springtime.

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Everyday Health | Diana Rodriguez|Medically Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression related to the seasons, very often winter when sunlight is at a minimum. Though many of i...

How SeaWorld Keeps the Body Clocks of Its Antarctic Penguins on South Pole Time

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You know that out-of-sync feeling you have for those first few days after Daylight Savings Time? Where your internal body clock is telling you that it's one time while the light levels outside are telling you that it's an entirely different time? Well, then imagine how tough it must be to be an Antarctic penguin on display in Orlando.

And Darkness Was Upon Us

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

And there came upon the land a period of darkness, and the darkness had a name -- the Red Sox Nation -- and we entered this darkness against our will but with strength of heart and conviction.

Portland Light-Therapy Bar Treats Winter Depression While You Get Drunk

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.21.2013 | Small Business

We can already see Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein acting out a Portlandia skit here. Portland, Ore., is getting its very own heliotherapy bar ...

And The Oscar Goes To... You!

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The goal of this exercise is certainly not to replace social relationships with a reflective surface -- the literally fatal moment of the Narcissus myth -- but rather to motivate you to get off the couch and engage with others more purposefully, meaningfully, and effectively.

Seaside Fog and Fiber-Optics: How Light Shapes Your Thoughts

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

I'd moved into a place near the beach in the hope of enjoying some world-famous California weather -- but every day, until the sun burned away the fog around lunchtime, the only weather I saw was the thick mist that blanketed my porch.

Winter Blues Setting In? Here's What You Can Do (WATCH)

Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how do you know if you have it? In the video above, Howdini's Denise Richardson talks with relationship ...

WATCH: Dealing With the Winter Blues (SAD)

Brad Yates | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

After the holidays are over and the thrill of welcoming a new year has faded, it's not unusual for the blues to set in. If you find the season bringing you down, I hope this video will help you feel better.

Happy Tails for SAD Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Natasha Ashton

Can seasonal affective disorder affect our pets? It turns out the answer is yes. And the urge to eat more, exercise less, and act a little grumpy is not a uniquely human experience.

9 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

Posted 01.19.2013 | Teen

They call it the winter blues for a reason. In the depths of January and February, when it's cold and gray and dark outside, it's easy to get caught u...