Psychology & Psychiatry

Winter blues affect many

Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Meyer of psychiatry and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The Medical Minute: Don't be SAD over winter blues

Sunlight and seasonal changes have a great impact on human behavior. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression -- sometimes called the winter blues -- that follows a seasonal pattern and occurs at the same ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers confirm the biochemical cause of seasonal depression

New research confirms why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the winter without any problems. A longitudinal study from a group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has found that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling flirty? Wait for the sun to shine

We all know how casual flirtation can lift one's mood, which can be important at this time of year when the winter blues are at their peak. But if you are more serious about your flirting and hope to get that all important ...

Health

The dangers of indoor tanning

Before you try to banish the winter blues by adding some color to your skin with a trip to the tanning salon, remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from indoor tanning beds, sunlamps, and tanning booths increases ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Seasonal affective disorder and light therapy

For some people, this time of year—when the days are short, darker and cold—means depression that can interfere with things like work, sleep and eating. This phenomenon, called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), goes ...

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