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Seasonal Affective Disorder- SAD winter blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) describes a type of depression with a seasonal pattern, usually occurring during winter. A lack of light is thought to affect the part of the brain that rules sleep, appetite, sex drive, mood and activity levels. Patients experience lethargy and a craving for sugary snacks. In 1984 psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal first […]

How to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

With the clocks going back and nights getting longer, some specialists are arguing that coffee bars, which provide high-strength lighting along with their lattes, might help the one in five people who suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression triggered by lack of light in winter.An estimated 7 per cent of Britain’s […]