Seasonal Affective Disorder: Practice and Research

Hardcover | October 24, 2009

EditorTimo Partonen, S. R. Pandi-Perumal

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is a mood disorder related to the change in the seasons and lack of exposure to daylight. It affects 1 in 100 adults in western countries. SAD is a rare example of a psychiatric disorder with a clear, identifiable biological cause. The new edition of this award winning book brings together distinguished scientists and opinion leaders to discuss the current and anticipated developments in the study and care of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Highlighting the clinical diagnosis and management of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),this book provides a valuable resource for all whom are involved in the health care for patients with SAD. This book deals with the range of therapeutic measures that are available for the treatment of SAD. In addition, this book elucidates potential areas of research that have emerged such as thestudy of the circadian pacemaker and the night-time sleep structure and their interaction that influences mood.

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is a mood disorder related to the change in the seasons and lack of exposure to daylight. It affects 1 in 100 adults in western countries. SAD is a rare example of a psychiatric disorder with a clear, identifiable biological cause. The new edition of this award winning book bring...

Dr. Timo Partonen is Academy Research Fellow at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland. Dr. S. R. Pandi-Perumal is President and Chief Executive Officer at Somnogen Inc. in New York.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:325 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.04 inPublished:October 24, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019954428X

ISBN - 13:9780199544288

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Part 1: Biology1. Saurabh Sahar and Paolo Sassone-Corsi: Circadian clocks and their molecular organization2. Jens Hannibal: Input pathways to the biological clock3. Hideki Ukai and Hiroki R. Ueda: Systems biology for elucidation of the effect of light on the circadian clocks4. Zheng Chen, Benjamin P. Tu and Steven L. McKnight: Biological and medical relevance of circadian and metabolic cycles5. Shibani Mukherjee and Colleen A. McClung: Circadian rhythms and mood regulation6. Alfred J. Lewy: Phase-shift hypothesis of seasonal affective disorder7. Timo Partonen: Circadian systems biology in seasonal affective disorder8. Dan A. Oren and Paul H. Desan: Light and non-visual photoreception9. Marc Hebert: Photoperiods10. Gregory M. Brown, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal, Ilya Trakht and Daniel P. Cardinali: The role of melatonin in seasonal affective disorder11. Philip Saleh, Jianhua Shen and Colin M. Shapiro: Sleep changes in seasonal affective disorder12. Robert D. Levitan: Weight gain and obesity in seasonal affective disorder: adaptations from our past?13. Michael A. Young and Bonnie Yap: Psychological and biological traits in seasonal affective disorder and seasonalityPart 2: Clinical Science14. Andres Magnusson and Timo Partonen: History15. Andres Magnusson and Timo Partonen: Prevalence16. Timo Partonen and Andres Magnusson: Northern exposure17. Timo Partonen and Norman E. Rosenthal: Diagnostic assessment18. Michael Terman, Janet B. W. Williams and Thomas M. White: Assessment instruments19. Timo Partonen, Liisa Halonen and Marjukka Eloholma: Light exposure20. Dietmar Winkler, Edda Pjrek, Anastasios Konstantinidis and Siegfried Kasper: Drug treatment21. Kelly J. Rohan, Yael I. Nillni and Kathryn A. Roecklein: Psychotherapy22. Timo Partonen and Andres Magnusson: Practice guidelines23. Sharon Grimaldi and Timo Partonen: Self-care options24. Timo Partonen: The habitat

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"The book has a clear style and provides a broad but detailed introduction to SAD. I would recommend it to clinicians seeing people with depressive disorders and to researchers in the field." --British Journal of Psychiatry