Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter blues or winter depression, is a mood disorder in which people experience depressive symptoms during the winter or a particular other season (although depressions during the winter seem to be most frequent). This section contains all you need to know about SAD.

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Light Therapy as treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder

The most popular treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as “winter depression” or “winter blues”, is bright light therapy. This therapy makes use of a special light box that is far brighter than a regular light bulb and emits full spectrum light. In recent years various manufacturers have experimented with blue light that appears to be more effective than the traditional full spectrum lightboxes. Read all you need to know about light therapy here.

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Light therapy as a treatment for jet lag

This simple guide explains how you can use a (portable) light therapy device to shift your body clock to a new time zone ad battle jet-lag related symptoms.

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