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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Internet resources about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Includes information about symptoms, treatment and support.
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Buy a Light Box
Light therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can't be done with just any light box. Light boxes should meet specific requirements such as lux level and light color. This page lists the recommended requirements that you should look for before making your purchase.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression characterized by carbohydrate cravings and fatigue which occurs during the shorter days of winter. You can learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatments here.

Alternatives to Light Therapy for SAD Treatment
While light therapy is considered the best treatment for SAD, alternatives to light therapy--such as antidepressants, dawn simulation and high density negative air ionization--do exist.

Best Treatment for SAD
Despite the many treatments that have been investigated, light therapy remains one of the best treatments for SAD. Learn more about light therapy here.

Brite Lite - Product Review
A review of Apollo's Brite Lite series of lightboxes, in particular the Brite Lite III, for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Feeling SAD as the Days Grow Shorter?
A comprehensive set of links that will help you prepare for the SAD season.

goLITE - Product Review
A review of Apollo's goLITE lightbox for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Latest Research on Seasonal Affective Disorder
The latest Seasonal Affective Disorder research from Dr. Michael Terman, head of the Winter Depression Program at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and Mr. Jamie Rifkin, Recruitment Coordinator and Clinical Evaluator.

Light Box Therapy - Requirements
Light box therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can't be done with just any light box. Light boxes should meet specific requirements such as lux level and light color. This page lists the recommended requirments that you should look for when buying a light box.

Light Therapy for Disorders Other Than SAD
Light therapy has many potential applications beyond Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), including non-seasonal depression and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, in children is a form of depression that affects mood and typically begins with the onset of natural light changes.

Signs and Symptoms of SAD
What are the most common symptoms of SAD that you might experience during the dark winter months?

Winter 2006-2007 SAD Treatment Update
The latest information about SAD treatment research.

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