A through D added 27 June 95:
A. SUN - study & teaching
Beats the daylight out of me. By Leyden, Michael B.
Outlines a classroom activity which will offer students new insights about the sun. Desire of some scientific educators to replace the terms 'sunrise' and 'sunset' with 'sunsight' and 'sunclipse'; Exploration, introduction and application phases. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
(Teaching PreK-8, Apr95, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p22, 2p, 1 chart, 1 graph, 1c)
B. SEASONAL affective disorder - United States - Pathogenesis; BIOLOGICAL
rhythms - Physiological aspects; LIGHT - Physiological effect
Light and biological rhythms in psychiatry. By Rosenthal, Norman E. Discusses the link between exposure to bright light and biological rhythms in seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Types of biological rhythms that affect mood; Effect of melatonin secretion on circadian and seasonal rhythms; Treating SAD patients with exposure to bright light; Circadian rhythms in relation to the timing of sleep.
(Harvard Mental Health Letter, Mar95, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p5, 2p)
C. SEASONAL affective disorder - Treatment; PHOTOTHERAPY
Let there be light therapy. By Steinberg, Don
Introduces the the use of light therapy in seasonal affective disorders (SAD). Incidence of SAD; Relation of melatonin production to SAD; Effect of lighting to SAD; Possible applications of roaming light therapy. INSET: Gimme alight (light therapy products).
(GQ, Feb95, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p100, 1p, 1 chart)
D. SEASONAL affective disorder
The SAD factor.
Presents information on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of wintertime depression, and its effects on women. Studies conducted on SAD; Cravings of women with SAD; Theories on the causes of SAD.
(Weight Watchers, Feb95, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p57, 1/4p)
1. HEAD-gear - Technological innovations; SEASONAL affective
disorder - Treatment
Light visor chases away winter blues.
Features the Bio-Brite Light Visor that concentrates summer-like light signals without interfering with the wearer's normal activities.
Treatment of seasonal affective disorder by light therapy; Jet Lag
Visor as other product offered by company.
(Futurist, Nov/Dec94, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p5, 1/4p, 1bw)
2. WINTER - Physiological effect; WOMEN - Psychology;
Season, sex, and psychiatric symptoms.
Presents a study which found that women and not men have more symptoms
of anxiety and depression in winter. Increase in gender difference
on a scale designed to describe symptoms typical of seasonal affec-
(Harvard Mental Health Letter, Aug94, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p7, 1/6p)
3. PREMENSTRUAL syndrome; PHOTOTHERAPY
PMS: A glimmer of hope? By K.L.
Reports on the study concerning the beneficial effect of bright-light
therapy on women suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Research
at University of California, San Diego; Exposure to fluorescent light
as treatment for depression or seasonal affective disorder; Light as
(Ladies' Home Journal, Aug94, Vol. 111 Issue 8, p64, 2/9p)
4. VACATIONS - Health aspects; ISLANDS
The seaside cure. By Epstein, Randi
Focuses on the contribution of island vacationing to health
maintenance. Soothing effects of sound waves and aroma of the beach;
Occurrence of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); Treatment of SAD
through island vacationing; Reference to the book `The Power of Place'
on health value of water waves and beach aroma. INSET: Healing
(Conde Nast Traveler, Jul94, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p70, 3p, 1c)
5. SEASONAL affective disorder
Shedding dietary light on Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Focuses on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and reports that a
preliminary study from Switzerland suggests that a SAD sufferer's
dietary habits may help predict his or her likelihood of feeling
relief from light therapy. Study of the dietary habits of people with
SAD; Role of physicians and therapists.
(Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter, Mar94, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1,
6. SEASONAL affective disorder; WINTER Blues (Book)
Lack of light causes winter blues.
Reports on a condition researchers have named SAD, or seasonal
affective disorder, that afflicts many people during the winter
months. Causes of SAD syndrome; Effects of light on the body;
Problems of SAD sufferers; Norman Rosenthal's book `Winter Blues';
Treatment for SAD.
(News for You, 2/9/94, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p3, 1/3p, 1 diagram)
7. SEASONAL affective disorder
It may be cold outside, but inside, it's crazy. By Rubenstein, Carn
Tells of some of the seasonal affective disorders (SAD) that are being caused as a result of the bad weather this winter. Examples of what some parents resort to when they must amuse their children;
Experts' tips for staying sane.
(New York Times, 2/3/94, Vol. 143 Issue 49596, pC1)
8. SEASONAL affective disorder - Treatment; CIRCADIAN rhythms
Light therapy in seasonal affective disorder is independent of time of
day or circadian phase. By Wirz-Justice, Anna; Smith, Jeanette M.
Presents an abstract of a study which tests the hypothesis that
phase-delayed circadian rhythms underlie seasonal affective disorder.
Measurement of phase position of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin excretion and
comparison of antidepressant response to morning or evening light
as a first treatment; Design; Setting; Patients; Intervention.
(Journal of the American Medical Association, 2/2/94, Vol. 271 Issue
5, p330i, 1/4p)
9. PHOTOTHERAPY; LIGHT - Scientific applications
Bright light, big therapy. By Rae, Stephen
Reports on light therapy for the treatment of various ailments. Light
treatment; Use of bright light to reset biological rhythms; Circadian
cycle; Photoporesis as cancer treatment; Age-related sleep
disturbances; Seasonal affective disorder (SAD); Effect of decrease
amount of daylight; Winter depression.
(Modern Maturity, Feb/Mar94, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p36, 5p, 3c)
10. SEASONAL affective disorder - Treatment; PHOTOTHERAPY
Bright light fights winter blues.
Reports on the use of light therapy in the treatment of seasonal
depression. Correction of body's internal clock; Influence of
melatonin secretion in brain; Symptoms of `winter blues'; Warning of
(USA Today Magazine, Feb94, Vol. 122 Issue 2585, p15, 2p, 1bw)
11. STRESS (Physiology)
Feeling blah? How to beat the season's blues. By Doner, Kalia
Presents guidelines on solving post-holiday stress syndrome.
Getting enough sleep; Regular exercise; Socialization; Reducing intake of fatty foods; Going out; Overcoming seasonal affective disorder.
INSET: Five anytime mood-boosters.
(Family Circle, 1/11/94, Vol. 107 Issue 1, p84, 3p, 2c)
12. SEASONAL affective disorder - Treatment
Diagnosis and treatment of seasonal affective disorder. By Rosenthal,
Presents a case study of a patient complaining in October 1993 of
fatigue and self-disgust. Negative results of tests for physical
ailments; Diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder (SAD); Response of
light treatment; Preponderance of females in samples; Importance of
ophthalmologic examination; Optimal time of day for treatment; Stress
management and exercise; Controlled medication studies.
(Journal of the American Medical Association, 12/8/93, Vol. 270 Issue
22, p2717, 4p, 1 chart)
13. CHRISTMAS - Psychological aspects; SEASONAL affective disorder
Discusses the incidence of emotional imbalances upon the onset of
the Christmas season. Sources of stress; Effects on social conditions
prevalent prior to the holiday; Anxiety due to disruption of normal body cycles; Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) from lack of sunlight in the northern states.
(University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, Dec93, Vol.10 Issue 3, p7, 1/3p)
14. SEASONAL affective disorder
Beating the winter blahs. By Woodson, Michelle
Reports on the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) during
the fall and winter months. Depression brought on by the lack of
sunlight; Fatigue; Oversleeping; Concentration difficulty; Overeating;
Activities to overcome SAD.
(Women's Sports & Fitness, Dec93, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p29, 1/3p)
15. LIGHTING - Psychological aspects; SEASONAL affective
Schoolroom lighting affects more than vision. By Schofield, Norma Nixon
Reports on findings concerning effects of indoor lighting on
performance of school children and employees. Links of Seasonal
Affective Disorder (SAD) or winter depression to shorter daylight
hours of the winter months; Treatment by exposing those who suffer BR> from it to bright artificial light; Links of exposure to light to
changes in endocrine, hormonal and metabolic states.
(Black Elegance, Nov/Dec93 Issue 70, p24, 2p)
16. SEASONAL affective disorder - Treatment
Lighten up to cure winter blahs. By Lewis, Myrna
Focuses on the use of a specially designed desk lamp to alleviate
symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Depression due to
changes in brain chemistry caused by autumn's decreasing sunlight
hours; Lamp's intensity of 10,000 lux equivalent of sunshine just
after dawn; Contact information.
(New Choices, Nov93, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p91, 1/2p, 1c)
17. PSYCHIATRY; DEPRESSION, Mental
Progress in psychiatry. By Michels, Robert; Marzuk, Peter M.
Part II. Presents an overview of several psychiatric issues. Bipolar
disorders; Atypical depression; Seasonal affective disorder;
Dysthymia and the use of imipramine; Medications which affect neurotransmitter function; Anxiety disorders; Alcoholism and other types of substance abuse; Psychiatric aspects of HIV infection; More.
(New England Journal of Medicine, 8/26/93, Vol. 329 Issue 9, p628, 11p)
18. ULTRAVIOLET radiation - Physiological effect
The sun report.
Describes the effect of sunlight exposure on the frame of mind.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); Benefits of ultraviolet (UV) ray;
Tips on sun protection; Skin cancer; Guide on eyeshade purchase;
Application of sunscreen; Effect of sunlight on hair. INSET: Sun
sense (tips on tanning).
(Bride's, Apr/May93, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p480, 6p, 5c)
19. STRESS (Psychology) - Treatment
15 energy boosters. By Stukane, Eileen
Recommends ways many women have found to beat the winter blues and blahs. Impact of music; Carbohydrate cure; How light helps seasonal affective disorder (SAD) sufferers; Importance of exercise; How hot drinks help; Benefits of a scented bath; How a very short nap can revitalize you; Health benefits of vitamin C; Breaking out of your usual routine; More.
(Woman's Day, 2/23/93, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p62, 3p, 1c)
20. STRESS (Psychology) - Treatment
Shedding light on winter blues. By Rae, Stephen
Comments on the latest light-therapy devices that offer new hope to
many who spend the season in emotional darkness. Winter Depression
Program of the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City;
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD); National Institute of Mental
(Mademoiselle, Feb93, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p85, 1p, 1bw)
21. LIGHT - Physiological effect
The new science of rays and rhythms. By Gutfeld, Greg
Examines cutting-edge light therapies that can brighten your health
Symptoms of a phenomemon called seasonal affective disorder (SAD); how SAD develops; Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS); How light can ease the effects of jet lag; Enduring night-shift work; Midwinter insomnia;
Nonseasonal depression; Shining light on - and under - the skin; Light treatment of bladder tumors; More.
(Prevention, Feb93, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p66, 13p, 1c)
22. DEPRESSION, Mental - Treatment
How to get an eyeful.
Gives options for bright-light therapy to help ease the symptoms of
seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Simple steps; Camping by a lamp
Light in a box; Portable rays; Artificial sunrise; Details.
(Prevention, Feb93, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p68, 3p, 1c)
23. SEASONAL affective disorder - Treatment; TWILIGHT -
CARBOHYDRATES - Metabolism - Disorders
Beating the winter blues. By Ponte, Lowell
Discusses seasonal affective disorder (SAD) afflicting 11 million
adult Americans. Symptoms of SAD; Light luminosity factor; Treatment
of SAD by a box of fluorescent bulbs emitting 2500 lux; Carbohydrate
craving in winter; Remnant of Ice-Age survival habits; Immunity of
Alaskan natives to SAD; Twilight simulator; Recommendations to fight
(Reader's Digest, Feb93, Vol. 142 Issue 850, p131, 5p, 1c, 1bw)
Dawn simulation helps SAD. By Wernick, Sarah
Presents a light therapy that can be used in improving patients with
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dawn-simulating device;
Conventional treatment; Recommended medical supervision.
(Working Mother, Feb93, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p12, 1/4p)
`Why am I always tired?' By Fischer, Arlene
Presents a rundown of some hidden physical problems that cause
fatigue, especially in women, as well as other energy-robbing
culprits. Hypothyroidism and symptoms; Fibromyalgia, a chronic muscle
disorder; Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); Sleep apnea; Reactive
hypoglycemia; Type II diabetes; Iron deficiency; Low blood pressure
Seasonal affective disorder. INSETS: A disorder doctors miss; Food
to boost your energy; Is fatigue contagious?; How to get a good
(Family Circle, 1/12/93, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p46, 4p, 1 chart, 2
26. SEASONAL affective disorder
Shadow & light. By Tony Dawson
Examines the victims of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and the glimmer of hope in battling the long Arctic night. Symptoms; Cure;
Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health and at Oregon Health Sciences University; Use of artificial light; Costs; Percentage of the far north population affected; Morning exposure; Other diseases with the same symptoms; Personal experiences; Details.
INSET: Seeing the dawn's early light, by Tony Dawson.
(Alaska, Jan93, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p30, 4p, 3c)
27. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
Reports that fewer hours of sunshine during winter months are disheartening to some people, but for as many as 5 percent of Americans can cause genuine depression. Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD); Details of the disorder; Contact point.
(Consumers' Research Magazine, Jan93, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p2, 1/4p)
Common indices: Paper: TX335. A1C6
Microfilm: MF 2718
28. DEPRESSION, Mental
Winter blues. By Jaret, Peter
Examines the recently recognized form of depression called seasonal
affective disorder, or SAD, which affects up to 20 percent of all
Americans. Women are much more likely to be diagnosed with SAD than
men. Symptoms; Spread of cases; Causes; Treatment.
(Glamour, Jan93, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p30, 3p, 1c)
29. LIGHT - Psychological effect
Seasonal affective disorder: Light makes right. By Dunham, Kathy Lee
Discusses the effectiveness of light in treating seasonal affective
disorder (SAD). Symptoms; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders; Reaction to latitude and season; Variation in natural
light; Artificial-light therapy.
(American Journal of Nursing, Dec92, Vol. 92 Issue 12, p44, 3p.
chart, 1c, 1bw)
Light therapy for dark days. By Heller, Linda
Reports on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which makes people feel
depressed, anxious and lethargic during the winter. Doctors recommend
a daily one-hour walk in sunlight or exposure to special lights to
(Redbook, Dec92, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p28, 1/5p, 1 illustration)
Beating the blahs. By Kassler, Jeanne
Offers twenty ways to cure the winter blues. Best way to beat lethargy is to get out of the rut; Plot your escape; Buddy system; Organizations that will match travelers; Climate control, dealing with SAD (seasonal affective disorder); High times; Sporting chances; Sure shots; Healthy attitudes; Details.
(Travel Holiday, Dec92, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p40, 2p, 1c)
32. DEPRESSION, Mental - Treatment
Bouncing back. By N.W.
Presents spirit-raising strategies for dealing with mild depression American Psychological Association National Task Force on Women and Depression's findings; Symptoms; Importance of distractions; Happy thoughts; Significance of exercise; Nutrition; Therapy; Seasonal affective disorder (SAD); More.
(Working Woman, Dec92, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p84, 2p, 1c)
33. DEPRESSION, Mental
As the days dwindle down...depression flourishes.
Reports that as the days grow shorter and grayer with the approach of winter, some people become irritable and lethargic and find it increasingly hard to concentrate because they suffer from a seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that afflicts an estimated 10 million persons in the US. Frederick A. Cook, the Arctic explorer, provided a vivid description of the effects of prolonged darkness on the human psyche.
Light therapy recommended; Neurotransmitters in the brain; More.
(CQ Researcher, 10/9/92, Vol. 2 Issue 37, p865, 1/2p)
Common indices: H35. C67
34. DEPRESSION, Mental
Shedding light on seasonal sadness.
Examines the condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Symptoms of summer SAD sufferers and winter SAD sufferers; New
research on the effect specific seasons have on mood; Treatment
(Self, Sep92, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p64, 2/3p, 1 illustration)
35. DEPRESSION, Mental
Here comes the sun. By Bower, Bruce
Focuses on research involving seasonally recurring depression which is
also known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Preliminary support
for the `sleeper effect' of simulated dawn; Symptoms of SAD which are
not usually seen in cases of nonseasonal depression; Use of bright
lights to treat SAD; How simulated dawns may affect circadian
processes; The Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms in
Bethesda, MD; Details of several studies.
(Science News, 7/25/92, Vol. 142 Issue 4, p62, 2p, 1 illustration)
36. SUN - Physiological effect
Heat & lust. By Gaudoin, Tina
Explores the physical and psychological benefits of lying in the sun. Indications that levels of sexual interest rise in the summer; How the senses are enhanced during the hotter months; Influence of the sun is a mood lifter; Research conducted on the condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) when the lack of sun negatively affects individuals; Why heat and tans stimulate sexual desire; Importance of protecting skin, nonetheless.
(Harper's Bazaar, Jul92, Vol. 125 Issue 3367, p80, 4p, 1c)
Harnessing the power of light. By Gilbert, S.
Examines the biological effects of light. Using light to alter body clocks; The ways in which light affects our moods, sleep habits, fertility, and immune systems; How it uplifts and energizes; Treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD); Description of the Light Sciences company; More.
(New York Times Magazine, 4/26/92, Vol. 141 Issue 48948, Part 2 p16, 5p, 3 illustrations, 1bw)
The lean season. By O'Neill, M.
Observes that the ardent resolve to eat leaner and healthier in 1992 is already fading to a whimper. Diet professionals have borrowed the term `seasonal affective disorder' for this annual cycle. The first week of the year is boom time in the weight-loss industry;
The drifting of extreme resolutions; Advice from dietary experts; Cooking tips for a low-fat future; Recipes for cocktail sticks, berry basil chicken, and others.
(New York Times Magazine, 1/19/92, Vol. 141 Issue 48850, p51, 2p)
39. EATING disorders
Bulimia and light. By Warsen, J.
Contends that there may be a connection between seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and bulimia. Role of the brain chemical serotonin; Tips for people with seasonal bulimic tendencies.
(American Health, Jan92, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p40, 1/3p, 1 illustration)
The family winter health guide. By Gross, A.
Presents the latest information to help in the diagnosis and treatment of common winter ailments.
Allergies; Asthma; Colds; Earaches; Heart attacks; Hypothermia; Influenza;
Measles; Meningitis; Seasonal affective disorder (SAD); Skin problems; Sports injuries; Strep throat.
INSETS: Cold facts, by A.G.; Penicillin: Can you take it?, by S.F. Toscano.
(Ladies' Home Journal, Jan92, Vol. 109 Issue 1, p56, 6p, 1 illustration, 7c)
Boosting winter's light.
Discusses the fact that the short dark days of winter can cause people to experience depression and malaise. This disorder is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Symptoms such as unusual amount of sleep, less productivity, and eating more; Estimated 5 percent of Americans suffer from SAD; Seems to run in families; Sad months are November through March; Light deprivation could be root; Steps to diminish SAD; Light therapy; Details.
(University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, Jan92, Vol.?, Issue 4, p7, 1p)
42. DEPRESSION, Mental
Light at end of wintery tunnel.
Studies the disease known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). How people suffering from SAD are prone to depression in the winter;
Symptoms; Treatment; Tips for those experiencing the more common case of the wintertime blahs.
(USA Today Magazine, Jan92, Vol. 120 Issue 2560, p5, 2/3p, 1bw)
43. MENTAL illness
The state of mental health. By Arbetter, S.
Discusses several mental illnesses, including major depression,
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and bipolar disorder.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD); Dysthymia; Various theories
about the possible biological, environmental and psychological causes;
What is normal behavior and what is not; Types of compulsions; A drug
called `clomipramine'; Electroconvulsive therapy; Where to get more
information. INSET: Medications and the media (the Prozac debate).
(Current Health 2, Nov91, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p4, 6p, 1 chart, 1c, 8bw)
44. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
Brighten up, lighten up. By Castleman, M.
Discusses new findings in the treatment of seasonal affective
disorder, or SAD. Caused by lack of sunlight in winter; Warning
signs; Similar to animal species behavior; Therapy; Going south for
winter; Phototherapy; Michael Terman, director of Light Therapy
Unit at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; Measuring light
intensity; Overdose symptoms; Therapy now more effective, convenient.
(Sierra, Nov/Dec91, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p24, 2p, 1 illustration)
45. BEERY, Bruce
In a flash of light. By Gaige, M.
Interviews Ohio dairy farmer Bruce Beery, who describes his pattern
of depression and how he found help with light therapy and the book
`Seasons of the Mind,' by Norman Rosenthal. Seasonal affective
disorder (SAD); Theories about reasons people suffer from SAD;
Possible genetic tendency.
(Farm Journal, Mid-Feb91, Vol. 115 Issue 4, p24, 2p, 2c)
46. LIGHT - Physiological effect
Solar power. By Gallagher, W.; Richardson, A.
Examines how new research into light's effect on human behavior
shows that mood, energy, seasonal depression, sleep and fertility
are all linked. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); Extreme environments;
Fertile seasons; How to survive February. INSETS: Battling the
indoor blues.;Winter SAD symptoms and treatment.
(American Health, Jan/Feb91, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p35, 9p, 3c)
47. DEPRESSION, Mental
Depression update new hope for an old problem. By Fain, J.
Describes some of the different types of the disease of depression,
such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), chronic depression, or
manic depression. Statistics on depression; Symptoms; Possible
causes; Risk through family history; Treatment options. INSET: For
(Ladies' Home Journal, Jan91, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p56, 3p, 2c)
Energy crisis. By Eichner, R.
Gives information about chronic fatigue. Lifestyle causes;
Depression; Illness; How to beat fatigue. INSET: Feeling sad?
(Seasonal Affective Disorder), by R.E.
(Runner's World, Dec90, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p66, 4p, 4c)
Medical news. By Points, D.; Rohlfing, C.
Reports on news and information in the medical field. Seasonal
Affective Disorder (SAD); Cat allergy control; Menopause clues.
(Family Circle, 11/27/90, Vol. 103 Issue 16, p50, 1p, 1 illustration)
50. STILES, Bill
Is winter the saddest time of the year? By Francis, R.
Analyzes the work of Bill Stiles of Miami University in Oxford,
Ohio, whose studies indicate that there is no connection between
people's psychological problems and seasonal change. Lack of evidence
for seasonal affective disorder; Experimental methods.
(New Scientist, 10/27/90, Vol. 128 Issue 1740, p23, 1/2p, 1bw)
51. DEPRESSION, Mental
Seasonal affective disorder and season-dependent abnormalities of
melatonin suppression by light. By Thompson, C.; Stinson, D.; et al
Presents light sensitivity tests in normal volunteers and patients
with seasonal affective disorder, in both summer and winter.
Subjects and methods; Results; Discussion.
(Lancet, 9/22/90, Vol. 336 Issue 8717, p703, 4p, 1 chart, 8 graphs)
52. DEPRESSION, Mental
Beating depression. By Goode, E.E.; Linnon, N.; et al
Reports how the treatment of mood disorders is psychiatry's greatest
success story. As the biological roots of the illness become better
understood, the stigma is subsiding. One in twelve Americans
suffers from some sort of depression; Seasonal affective disorder
(SAD); A host of theories; Genetics. INSETS: Mike Wallace; Patty
Duke.; Melancholy's creative side (Virginia Woolf); Salvador
Luria.; Resources and information on depression.
(US News & World Report, 3/5/90, Vol. 108 Issue 9, p48, 7p, 3
illustrations, 4c, 1bw)
53. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
Winter blues. By Laliberte, R.
Examines seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a disorder in which
lack of light apparently suppresses seasonal reproductive hormone change .
Classic symptoms; Treatment with lights.
(Health, Feb90, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p54, 3p, 1 illustration)
54. DEPRESSION, Mental
Fighting winter depression.
Describes the symptoms of winter depression, the most common form
of Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD). Causes; Treatment.
(USA Today Magazine, Feb90, Vol. 118 Issue 2537, p12, 2p, 1
55. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
...the winter blues,... By Goode, E.
Examines seasonal affective disorder (SAD) a debilitating ailment
that affects twelve million Americans. Symptoms; Light therapy
treatments; Current research.
(Vogue, Feb90, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p230, 2p)
56. DEPRESSION, Mental
A sad state of mind. By Kamberg, M.L.
Defines the term, mood disorders and explains causes, diagnosis and
treatment. INSET: Shedding light on Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Explains this mood disorder and its causes.
(Current Health 2, Dec89, p17, 3p, 3 illustrations)
57. DEPRESSION, Mental
Sizing up SADness according to latitude. By Bower, B.
Reports on a study that shows that at least 4 percent of the
population living at middle latitudes suffers from seasonal
depression, referred to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Investigations; Related studies.
(Science News, 9/23/89, p198, 1/2p)
58. CARBOHYDRATES - Physiological effect
Sugar blues. By Springer, I.
Discusses research done by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
researcher Judith Wurtman on food cravings of the overweight, people
with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and with premenstrual syndrome
(PMS). Research; Findings; Theories;Suppressant drug.
(Boston Magazine, Feb89, p102, 3p)
59. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
Cold comfort. By Saline, C.
Discusses several reasons people become more depressed and more
susceptible to illness in the winter. Seasonal Affective Disorder
(SAD); Gives tips on ways to overcome winter health problems.
(Philadelphia Magazine, Feb89, p33, 3p, 1 illustration)
60. CARBOHYDRATES - Physiological effect
Carbohydrates and depression. By Wurtman, R.J.; Wurtman, J.J.
Discusses SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Treatment for disorder;
Features in common with premenstrual syndrome and a form of obesity
(Scientific American, Jan89, p68, 8p, 1 diagram, 4 graphs, 1 map, 1
61. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
Lightening up the winter blues. By Moore, L.J.
Discusses how special lights can help beat depression, carbohydrate
cravings, fatigue and other blahs that define `seasonal affective
disorder.' SAD affects 5 percent of the population, who when deprived
of light secret excess melatonin, a hormone tied to depression.
(US News & World Report, 12/5/88, p92, 1/4p)
62. DEPRESSION, Mental
Weathering winter blues...how light affects... By Klein, B.
A look at Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) a depression linked to
shorter days. Its symptoms; The effect of light and dark; Treatment.
(Vogue, Nov88, p298, 1p, 1c)
63. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
Season of our discontent.
Like the winter seasonal affective disorder (SAD), there is a summer
version of the weather related condition, which causes symptoms of
anxiety, agitation, lack of sleep, and general emotional discomfort
(Health, Jul88, p20, 1/2p, 1 illustration)
64. SEASONS - Psychological effect - Research
Let there be more light. By Bower, B.
Reports on recent studies on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and
its treatment with light therapy. Details of study; symptoms
of the disorder; Results of therapy; Recommendations.
(Science News, 5/21/88, p331, 1/4p)
65. SEASONS - Psychological effect - Research
New light on winter darkness. By Boyles, P.
New research is offering incredible insight into how the human body
depends on and reacts to light. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
is mood disorder illness brought on by winter's short days; it can
be alleviated by exposure to bright light. INSET: Is there a pasta
connection to SAD?
(Yankee, Feb88, p106, 10p)
66. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
Dark days, darker spirits. By Toufexis, A.
SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is a syndrome characterized by
severe seasonal mood swings. Researchers at the National Institute
of Mental Health began studying and defining the syndrome in the
early 1980s; it received formal acceptance this spring, when it
was included in The American Psychiatric Association's Manual of Mental
Disorder. INSET: Different forms of SAD.
(Time, 1/11/88, p66, 1p)
67. DEPRESSION, Mental
Seasonal affective disorder appears as daylight wanes in fall and
winter, causing some people to slow down, oversleep, overeat, become
depressed and unable to function normally. Studies utilizing
artificial bright lights ease these symptoms.
(Science News, 12/20/86 & 12/27/86, p390, 1/2p)
68. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
[Light affects behavior.]
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), winter depression, jet lag and
psoriasis can all be helped by increased daily exposure to light.
Regulating melatonin with bright light and correcting the body's
clock help people with chronobiologic disorders. INSET: The twilight
zone.;jet lag rag.
(Health, Nov85, p52, 4p)
69. SEASONS - Psychological aspects
[SAD days of winter.]
As folklorists have been saying for centuries, humans are influenced
by light. Scientists have now found that, in some people, winter
also triggers a severe, debilitating depression, known as Seasonal
Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD victims sleep fitfully and lose their
energy and libido in the fall and winter. A sure-cure is early rising
and soaking up the sun.
(Newsweek, 1/14/85, p64, 3/4p, 1 chart)
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