New Winter Blues Survival Guide
4th Edition of Winter Blues offers recent research findings on seasonal mood disorders and their treatment. Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal offers practical advice and suggestions on coping with seasonal difficulties based on his own personal experience as a clinician, researcher, and patient. Winter Blues includes self-tests, dietary approaches to weight control, comprehensive information about bright light treatment, medications, and other treatment forms, advice for family and friends, alternate ways of coping with the changes different seasons may bring, and resources for further help.
If you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), take heart. A range of effective treatments and preventive measures can help you feel healthy and productive, even on the darkest days. Yet when depression kicks in, it’s tough to mobilize yourself to find and use the information you need to feel better. That’s where this skillfully crafted workbook comes in. Leading SAD expert Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal guides you step by step to:
- Record your symptoms, such as low moods, fatigue, sleep problems, and food cravings.
- Gain awareness of your seasonal patterns–toanticipate problems before they arise.*Determine which remedies to try, including light therapy, meditation, lifestyle changes, antidepressants, and psychotherapy.
- Keep track of what works and how long it takes for symptoms to improve.*Spend your high-energy months equipping yourself for the times when energy is low.By working through the book’s simple checklists andfill-in-the-blank forms (you can download and print additional copies as needed), you’ll create your ownblueprint for greater well-being all year long. Let there be light!See also Dr. Rosenthal’s Winter Blues, Fourth Edition,which provides a comprehensive overview of SAD and its treatment.