Key words: Seasonality, winter depression
, coping styles.
Patients' Experience of Winter Depression
. The analysis of patients' experience of seasonal affective disorder resulted in one main theme, "struggling to adapt to the inevitable," three categories, and 19 subcategories (Table 2).
Morning vs evening light treatment of patients with winter depression
. Arch Gen Psychiatry.
Just taking an inexpensive supplement and changing your exposure to light can lift your winter depression
. There's no need to be SAD.
* Winter depression
. Also known as seasonal affective disorder, it responds to all antidepressant drugs as well as most other forms of depression.
Chronobiologic Sleep and Mood Disorders Phase-Advance Type Phase-Delay Type Symptoms * Advanced sleep-phase * Delayed sleep-phase syndrome syndrome * Adaptation to night * Readaptation from night work work * East-to-west jet lag * West-to-east jet lag * Winter depression
Treatment Morning: melatonin Morning: bright light Evening: bright light Afternoon: melatonin Source: Dr.
"Onset of Winter Depression
Earlier than Generally Thought?" Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, June 1990, 51(6), p.
The consequence, the authors contend, is winter depression
and many attendant discomforts.
SAD is sometimes known as winter depression
because the symptoms tend to be more severe during the colder months.
, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - is believed to affect up to one in 15 British people every year between September and April, with more suffering from a milder form of the condition, called the winter blues.
Seasonal Affective Disorder - also known as winter depression
- affects about 2million people in the UK, but it's not just the short, dark days that are making us miserable.
SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or winter depression
is linked to a lack of sunlight during winter.