Winter Blues

Winter Blues

by NormanE.Rosenthal (Author)

Synopsis

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal's indispensable guide for readers who suffer from the "winter blues" is now more useful than ever. This authoritative book presents a wealth of new information on remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), including recent advances in light box therapy, research on the effectiveness of antidepressants, and new recipes to counterbalance unhealthy winter food cravings. Dr. Rosenthal distinguishes among various degrees of the disorder, ranging from winter blues to full-blown SAD; provides a self-test that readers can use to evaluate their own seasonal mood changes; and offers helpful advice, coping tips, and resources.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 372
Edition: 1
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 20 Oct 2005

ISBN 10: 1593851162
ISBN 13: 9781593851163

Media Reviews

'Dr. Rosenthal, a pioneering researcher who helped put seasonal depression on the map, is also a gifted teacher and storyteller. What do simple algae, hibernating animals, and humans have in common? They all have internal rhythms that respond to the seasons. Follow Dr. Rosenthal as he explores the latest science and treatment of seasonal depression, illustrated with fascinating anecdotes and stories and delivered in his compulsively readable and eloquent style.' - Richard A. Friedman, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

'Winter Blues is a wonderful book. It is deeply knowledgeable from a scientific perspective, as one would expect from one of the world's leading authorities on mood disorders, but it is also a delight to read. Dr. Rosenthal writes beautifully about the human side of the seasons and our profound beholdenness to light, while at the same time providing an invaluable guide to handling the seasonal depressions that affect so many individuals.' - Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, author of An Unquiet Mind and Exuberance

Author Bio
Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is internationally recognized for his contributions 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 six books, including The Emotional Revolution: How the New Science of Feeling Can Transform Your Life. He has been listed in The Best Doctors in America and the Consumers' Research Council of America's Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists. Dr. Rosenthal is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has appeared on television and radio programs including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS News, and NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered.