by Norman E. Rosenthal
This authoritative book presents a wealth of new information on remedies for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), including recent advances in light box therapy, research on the effectiveness of antidepressants, and new recipes to counterbalance unhealthy winter food cravings.
Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal's indispensable guide for readers who suffer from the "winter blues" is now more useful than ever. This authoritative book presents a wealth of new information on remedies for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), including recent advances in light box therapy, research on the effectiveness of antidepressants, and new recipes to counterbalance unhealthy winter food cravings. Dr. Rosenthal distinguishes among various degrees of the disorder, ranging from winter blues to full-blown SAD; provides a self-test that readers can use to evaluate their own seasonal mood changes; and offers helpful advice, coping tips, and resources.
Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is internationally recognized for his contribution to the understanding and treatment of depression. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, a therapist in private practice, and the author of four books, including The Emotional Revolution. Dr. Rosenthal served for over 20 years at the National Institute of Mental Health as a researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology, and has been listed in The Best Doctors in America and the Consumers' Research Council of America.s Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has appeared on national television and radio programs, including Good Morning America, Today, CBS News, and NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered.
Pages: 365 Size: 6" x 9"
I. Seasonal Syndromes
1. Introduction: Discovering SAD
2. All About SAD
3. How Seasonal Are You?
4. What Causes SAD?
5. SAD in Children and Adolescents
6 "Summer SAD" and Other Seasonal Afflictions
7. Light Therapy
8. Beyond Light Therapy: Other Ways to Help Yourself
9. Psychotherapy and SAD
10. Antidepressant Medications
11. A Step-by-Step Guide Through the Revolving Year
12. "How Can I Help?": Advice for Family and Friends
III. Celebrating the Seasons
13. A Brief History of Seasonal Time
14. Polar Tales
15. SAD Through the Ages
16. Creating with the Seasons
17. Words for All Seasons
18. Winter Light: Life Beyond SAD
Afterword: The End of an Era, 1979-1999
Where to Get Further Help for Seasonal Problems
Dietary Advice, Menus, and Recipes
Appendix A: Daily Mood Log
Appendix B: Core Belief Worksheet
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