Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder by Norman E. RosenthalWinter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder by Norman E. Rosenthal

Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

byNorman E. RosenthalEditorNorman E. Rosenthal

Paperback | August 23, 2012

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"A 'landmark book.'"--The New York Times

*When the dark days of winter approach, do you feel sluggish and slow? Is it a struggle to get out of bed each morning?
*Do you have difficulty focusing at work or in relationships, feel down in the dumps, or, worse still, get really depressed?
*Does it get harder than ever to stick to a healthy diet and control your weight?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Picking up this book is the first step toward feeling more energized, productive, and alive--all year long. Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal's engaging, compassionate style and rich store of scientific wisdom have made this trusted guide a perennial bestseller. Dr. Rosenthal explains how to evaluate your own level of seasonality, get the most out of light boxes and other effective self-help options, and make informed decisions about antidepressants and psychotherapy. The thoroughly updated fourth edition features a new chapter on different meditation practices and their benefits. Packed with information and insights, this is a tried-and-true survival kit for weathering the winter blues.

See also Dr. Rosenthal'sWinter Blues Survival Guide, a step-by-step workbook that helps you craft a customized SAD treatment plan.
Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is internationally recognized for his pioneering contributions to understanding SAD and using light therapy to treat it. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School, a therapist in private practice, and the author of six other books, includingWinter Blues Survival Guide, the New York Tim...
Title:Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective DisorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:353 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609181859

ISBN - 13:9781609181857

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Seasonal Syndromes1. Discovering SAD2. All about SAD3. How Seasonal Are You?4. What Causes SAD?5. SAD in Children and Adolescents6. "Summer SAD" and Other Seasonal AfflictionsII. Treatments7. Light Therapy8. Beyond Light Therapy: Other Ways to Help Yourself9. Psychotherapy and SAD10. Antidepressant Medications11. Meditation for SAD12. A Step-by-Step Guide through the Revolving Year13. "How Can I Help?": Advice for Family and FriendsIII. Celebrating the Seasons14. A Brief History of Seasonal Time15. Polar Tales16. Creating with the Seasons17. Winter Light: Life beyond SADIV. ResourcesWebsites of InterestWhere to Obtain Light Fixtures and Other DevicesSupport GroupsFurther ReadingAppendix A. Daily Mood LogAppendix B. Core Belief Worksheet