Seasonal affective disorder

Bright white light may help patients with bipolar disorder

Previous studies have found morning bright light therapy reduced symptoms of depression in patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Oct 11, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

Seasonal affective disorder: What is it? Symptoms, who is at risk?

Researchers are yet to find out the specific cause of SAD, but it is believed that several factors may increase your risk. 

Nov 16, 2016, 09:28 AM IST

Scientists identify reset button for circadian clock

Scientists have found the new reset button for our circadian clock, which could open lot of treatment options for seasonal affective disorder, adverse health effects of working the night shift, or even cure jet lag.

Feb 03, 2015, 19:27 PM IST

Why some of us suffer from 'winter blues' revealed

A new study has shed light on why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the winter without any problems.

Oct 21, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Brutal cold makes post-vacation depression worse

The first working day after the holidays can be a depressing time for people coping with a post-holiday letdown and a type of depression triggered by short days called SAD, revealed a new study.

Jan 05, 2014, 15:09 PM IST

Dank, dark winter days not as depressing as believed

Getting depressed when it`s cold outside may not be as common as we have been led to believe, a new study has suggested.

Aug 28, 2013, 11:51 AM IST

SAD sufferers misreport sleep patterns due to depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have revealed that individuals with seasonal affective disorder have misconceptions about their sleep habits similar to those of insomniacs.

Jun 29, 2013, 10:50 AM IST

Longer days bring `winter blues` for rats

In humans, `winter blues` - the depression-like symptoms - occurs due to shorter days, but for rats it`s just the opposite.

Apr 27, 2013, 15:03 PM IST

Meditation helped Jane Anderson fight seasonal affective disorder

Anderson struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the winter months. She tried meditation and noticed a change within a month.

Jul 10, 2011, 08:39 AM IST