Tag: seasonal affective disorder

EU To End Daylight Saving Time In 2021

EU Parliament voted to discontinue daylight saving time as benefits to energy cost became less significant with technology. Member states will have to choose if they want to follow summertime or wintertime permanently before its implementation in 2021.

Earth/Environment March 29, 2019

Eye Color May Be Linked To Seasonal Depression, Says Study

Scientists found that people with brown eyes are likely to suffer from winter blues. According to the new study, the dark irises may trigger increased melatonin production that makes people more vulnerable to Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.

Public Health January 9, 2019

Feeling Blue During The Holidays? Maybe It's Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feeling blue during the holidays might not just be a result of the stress that comes with the season. Seasonal affective disorder may be the culprit.

Feature | Health December 22, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder Study Might Explain Why Some People Are Resistant To Depression

A new research found that people who are likely to have seasonal affective disorder but are resilient to the condition can regulate their cerebral serotonin transporter. Researchers hope that this would lead to the treatment of the mental health issue.

Public Health October 9, 2018

Light Therapy May Help People Suffering From Bipolar Depression

A new study suggested that bipolar depression can be treated with light therapy. Currently, it is used to treat the seasonal affective disorder.

Public Health November 28, 2017

Blue Monday: Is It Really The Most Depressing Day Of The Year?

“Blue Monday” this year in the United Kingdom has been predicted to be the bluest of all with events such as Brexit and deaths of well-loved celebrities, but is it scientifically the gloomiest day all year long?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

How To Fight Holiday Stress, Depression Or The Winter Blues

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the bluest and most stressful. Find out why the holidays that bring so much joy to others can trigger stress and deep sadness in some, and how to overcome the holiday blues.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 23, 2016

Amount Of Time Between Sunrise And Sunset Matters A Lot To Mental, Emotional Health: Study

When the amount of sunlight in a day decreases, the mental and emotional distress of an individual increases, reports a recent study. Seasonal decrease in sunlight has a role to play in people's mental health, noted the researchers at the Brigham Young University.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2016

Does Seasonal Depression Really Exist? Perhaps Not, Says New Study

A new study casts doubt on the legitimacy of seasonal affective depression (SAD). The researchers argue that when people report feeling depressed in winter, it does not mean that they are depressed because of the season.

Life February 1, 2016

The Human Charger: Earbuds Full Of Daylight Designed To Defeat Jet Lag

It beams white light directly to your brain.

Wearable Tech January 9, 2016

Depressed On Christmas? Science-Tested Ways To Fight Depression During The Holiday Season

Along with the buzz and excitement coming from the holiday season, most people also experience bouts of sadness and melancholy. Fortunately, scientific studies have shown many ways to combat holiday blues.

Life December 22, 2015

Ario Smart Lamp Learns User's Schedules And Mimics Natural Sunlight To Improve Mood

Ario launched a Kickstarter campaign for its smart lamp that helps improve mood by emitting blue- and red-tinted light to aid in the production of hormones for better sleep and increased energy upon waking.

FUTURE TECH November 18, 2015

Talk Therapy Better Than Light Treatment For Seasonal Affective Disorder

Experts usually prescribe light therapy to patients suffering from seasonal affective disorder. Now, researchers found that talk therapy or cognitive behavioral interventions may produce better clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with the disorder.

Life November 8, 2015

Feeling Depressed? Blame That Hour Of Daylight You 'Lost' By Setting Your Clocks Back

The end of daylight saving time can throw some people into a winter depression, known as seasonal affective disorder. Some 10 million Americans wrestle with the problem, experts say.

Life November 3, 2015

Feeling SAD? Scientists Identify Brain Region Responsible For Seasonal Affective Disorder

Researchers find a small area of the brain involved in neurotransmitter levels assocated with seasonal mood disorder. The finding comes from experiments with mice born and raised in different light/dark cycles to simulate different seasons.

May 7, 2015

Dealing With Seasonal Affective Disorder And Winter Blues

Thousands of people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) during the fall and winter months. However, experts suggest that there are ways to keep SAD at bay.

Life February 17, 2015

What Are The Real Causes Of Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Although most just consider it a case of the winter blues, the depression condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real condition that some people suffer from? But what causes it?

Internet Culture December 17, 2014

Why winter brings on the SAD

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, affects millions of people, and now researchers think they may know why.

Life October 27, 2014

Autumn Equinox 2014: Why is it important to know about the first day of fall

The autumnal equinox, which will occur at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday, will mark the beginning of a new season and this has implications on individuals with seasonal affective disorder.

Animals September 23, 2014

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