Psychology & Psychiatry

Seasonal variation in daylight influences brain function

Seasons have an impact on our emotions and social life. Negative emotions are more subdued in the summer, whereas seasonal affective disorder rates peak during the darker winter months. Opioids regulate both mood and sociability ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mayo Clinic Minute: Lift your mood with light therapy

Added stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the cold, dark days of winter, can do a number on a person's mental health and could lead to seasonal affective disorder—a type of depression that's related to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Combating seasonal depression during a pandemic

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, as the name implies, comes and goes with seasons. Though it is possible to experience SAD twice a year, we tend to see this disorder at its height starting in late fall and lasting until ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologist explains how to improve the holiday blues

According to the song, it's the most wonderful time of the year. But for many, it's the time of year filled with added pressures, demands, and unrealistic expectations that leave them feeling decidedly less than wonderful.

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