Winter isn’t a “wonderland” for everyone. Every year, millions of us feel our energy levels ebb and spirits fall as the days grow shorter. The condition is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and it can cause depression, reduce your productivity, and make it harder to control your appetite. In this no-nonsense, up-to-date survival kit for weathering the winter blues, Dr. Norman Rosenthal explains what causes seasonal mood swings and what you can do about them. A self-test allows you to evaluate your own level of SAD and helps you determine an appropriate plan of action. The book covers an expanded variety of methods proven to help you feel betterincluding new developments in light therapy, antidepressant medications, and breakthrough self-help strategies. Convenient menus and easy recipes make sticking to a healthy winter diet more enjoyable, and a new section on the benefits of exercise motivates you to stay active even when it’s gloomy outside. A step-by-step guide helps you organize your yearly schedule to anticipate seasonal changes, and a special chapter for family and friends teaches loved ones effective ways to show support. Like a ray of light on an otherwise cloudy day. Dr. Rosenthal’s expertise, warmth, and enthusiasm will inspire you to reclaim the winter months and find ways to celebrate even the darkest days of the year.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
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.