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American Academy of Family Physicians, report that more than 14 million Americans struggle with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD

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According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, more than 14 million Americans struggle with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Why are you feeling so blah? Every winter, people who typically describe themselves as happy feel a bit off. For those who already have bouts of depression, the feelings intensify….

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Rainy Weather Got You Down?

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Rainy weather got you down? Does all of this rain have you feeling blah? If you think that several gray days are making you tired, run-down, and blue, you’re probably right. A week of gloomy weather could make a person want to scream. It’s not all in your head: It…

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I’m Pregnant. Is Bright Light Therapy Safe for Me?

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Depression is a common affliction, and pregnant and postpartum women are especially vulnerable to developing depression symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 10 American women suffers from depression at some point during adulthood, with the number increasing to 1 in 9 for women during…

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Why Does Light Therapy Work?

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You’ve read about bright light therapy, and have heard that it’s a natural way to treat some of the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But how can just sitting in front of a lamp every day produce physical results that work? Since SAD is caused by a disruption to…

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What is Winter Depression and How Can It Be Treated?

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What is Winter Depression? Believe it or not, the amount of sunlight your receive on a daily basis can have an impact on your overall health and wellness. As winter rolls around, shorter days and colder months throw some people for a loop by disrupting their circadian rhythm, the 24-hour…

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