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.
- Discuss the underlying etiology of SAD and other seasonal syndromes.
- Summarize diagnostic and interpretive considerations for SAD in children, adolescents, and adults.
- Discuss currently available treatment options for SAD.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Discovering SAD
- All About SAD
- How Seasonal Are You?
- What Causes SAD?
- SAD in Children and Adolescents
- Summer SAD" and Other Seasonal Afflictions
- Light Therapy
- Beyond Light Therapy: Other Ways to Help Yourself
- Psychotherapy and SAD
- Antidepressant Medications
- A Step-by-Step Guide Through the Revolving Year
- "How Can I Help?": Advice for Family and Friends
Celebrating the Seasons
- A Brief History of Seasonal Time
- Polar Tales
- SAD Through the Ages
- Creating with the Seasons
- Words for All Seasons
- 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
About the Author
Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. is internationally recognized for his contribution to the understanding and treatment of depression. He is a clinincal professor of psychoatry 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 NPRs Fresh Air and All Things Considered.
This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced.