Around 14 million Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression Article: Psychotherapy Bests Light Therapy for SAD Sufferers I’m a really big advocate of cognitive behavioral therapy. However, if SAD is biochemically caused by a lack of daylight, all the talking in the world is not going to fix that. You need […]
Source: Maintaining vitamin D levels key to battling seasonal depression | Globalnews.ca For more information on Vitamin D deficiency, why it matters and what to do about it, please read this article.
The human body’s master clock roughly lines up with the 24-hour environmental clock, setting itself according to the body’s exposure to light and darkness. But technology has altered the intensity of light and the hours of exposure most people experience. Source: Behind The Numbers: Light Reading (and a Quiz) – The Numbers – WSJ We […]
It appears that researchers in Utah have been studying the effect of blue light to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) also known as the ‘Winter Blues’. We’ve been reading a lot lately about research into using blue light to regulate the body’s internal time clock, or its circadian rhythm, so this actually makes a lot […]
On November 14, 2008, the Charlottesville, VA newspaper, Daily Progress, reported on a recent study conducted by Iggy Provencio of the University of Virginia. That study suggests that some who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may have a genetic predisposition to the malady. In the study, 220 people were tested. Of the 220, 130 […]