If You Think You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder
Do you have wintertime depression?
The days are getting shorter; winter's on the way. Getting out of bed in the morning takes a colossal effort. You're craving cookies, chocolate, bread, and pasta. You try drinking coffee to perk up, but the truth is--you feel down in the dumps. If so, you may have SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition that brings wintertime suffering to up to 10% of American men, women, and children. This informative, compassionate guide explains why seasonal depression strikes, tells you how to cope, and best of all, reveals how most people can cure this painful disorder. Discover:
The time to look at the calendar--and your life--for the first signs of the disorder
The difference between SAD and wintertime blues
Where to find the best light-therapy devices and avoid rip-offs
The plain truth about PMS and SAD
What behaviors to look for if you think your child has the disorder
How to recognize the symptoms
Which men, women, and children are most at risk
The exciting 20-minute-a-day cure...and more
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