SAD lamps: Experts explain how they help the winter blues
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(Colin Davidson, Claire Hutchinson/Medical X-Press) — Have you ever noted that you sleep more in the winter months? Or eat more carbs or have low energy? If you do, then you might be one of the around 6% of the higher latitude populations with seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

If you’ve searched the   …

Seasonal affective disorder doesn’t mean you have to be SAD
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(Jocelyn Solis-Moreira/ CNN News) —  Some people might have looked forward to the extra hour of sleep after Daylight Saving Time ended recently, but for millions of people, the shorter days and longer nights are another reminder about the coming of winter (blues).

Seasonal affective disorder  …

Study identifies 7 ways to cut depression risk in half
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(Becky Upham/ Everyday Health) — Most of us know that healthy habits like a nutritious diet and regular exercise can improve physical health and reduce the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. A study published September 11 in Nature Mental Health finds these habits have a powerful  …

Feeling sad? How to make it to spring
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(Mary Arens/ Health eNews) — The dark, cold winter seems to be dragging on, and although you know sunnier, warmer days are ahead, you might feel down and depressed. It might even affect your work.

You’re not alone. For some it may simply be the winter blues. For others it could be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). As  …

Signs of seasonal depression? 7 simple strategies to help you feel better
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(Lesley Finlay/ The Healthy) — It’s normal for the blues to creep up from time to time in the winter, but it’s estimated that at least 10 million Americans experience what’s known as seasonal depression. One 2015 paper in the journal Depression Research and Treatment noted that seasonal depression, often   …