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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967741604
  • Publisher: Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Forword 9
The Downside of Moving On Up 11
The What, When and Where of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) 13
What is S.A.D.?
S.A.D. in Children and Adults
S.A.D. in Seniors
S.A.D. in Women
S.A.D. and Alcoholism
S.A.D. and Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa and Nonseasonal Depression
Why S.A.D. Happens 20
The Melatonin Question
Circadian Rhythms and S.A.D.
Serotonin in S.A.D.
S.A.D. and Human Evolution
Light Therapy for S.A.D. 27
Light Intensity
Duration and Daily Timing of Treatment
Patient Position and Unit Placement
Yearly Timing and Consistency of Treatment
Expected Results
Side Effects and Precautions
Long Term Considerations
Dawn Simulation Treatment for S.A.D. and the "Winter Blues"
Application of Light Therapy in Other Circumstances 37
Sleep Phase Syndromes - Delayed and Advanced
Jet Lag
Non-S.A.D. Depression
Premenstrual Syndrome
Mechanies of Phototherapy 41
The Bright Light Therapy Unit
Lamp Design and UV-B
Electrical Components
Sources and Costs
Treating S.A.D. Beyond Bright Light Therapy 46
Environmental Lighting
Exercise and Diet
Psychotherapy for S.A.D.
Antidepressant Medication and S.A.D.
Negative Ion Therapy and S.A.D.
Insurance and S.A.D.
Sample Letter from Physician
A Less S.A.D. Future 58
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2000

    Clear Explaination of SAD and Its Treatment

    Very clear and easy-to-read book about SAD. Has everything needed to diagnose the condition and find the proper treatment plan.

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