Winter Blues Survival Guide: A Workbook for Overcoming SAD

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Using the engaging tools in this skillfully crafted workbook, sufferers of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can create their own blueprint for greater well-being all year long. Simple checklists, fill-in-the-blank forms, and nuggets of information help readers monitor their symptoms; determine which treatments to try (including light therapy, meditation, and other self-help options, as well as antidepressants and psychotherapy); and keep track of what works. Readers can download and print additional copies of the worksheets and forms. Individuals with SAD will return to this book repeatedly as they test out Dr. Rosenthal's proven strategies for overcoming low moods, fatigue, sleep problems, and food cravings.
See also Dr. Rosenthal's Winter Blues, Fourth Edition, which provides a comprehensive overview of SAD and its treatment.
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ISBN-13: 9781462512324
ISBN-10: 1462512321
Pagini: 275
Dimensiuni: 204 x 266 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.61 kg
Editura: Guilford Publications


Introduction. Part I: Everything You Need to Know to Feel Less SAD. What Do You Know about Your Relationship with the Seasons? Your Seasonal Profile. What's Making You Feel So SAD? Identifying the Best Treatments for You. Planning to Beat SAD. Tailoring Your Plan: Awareness, Preparation, and Prevention Throughout the Revolving Year. Part II: Treatments, Tools, and Strategies You Can Use. Light Therapy. More Light: Brightening Your Environment, at Home and Away. Lightening the Load: Acceptance, Stress Management, and Support. A Life(style) Less SAD: Exercise, Supplements, and Substances. Dietary Strategies for Controlling Weight and SAD. Transcending the Blues: Meditation and Relaxation. Finding Your Happiness: Pleasant Activities. Using Your Head: Helpful Thoughts. Medication for SAD. Appendix: What I Would Like You to Know about SAD. Resources

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Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is internationally recognized for his pioneering contributions to understanding SAD and using light therapy to treat it. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School, a therapist in private practice, and the author of five books, including Winter Blues and Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Rosenthal conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health for over 20 years.
Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor.


"Dr. Rosenthal has advanced health once again! Dr. Rosenthal--who described SAD and brought light therapy to the attention of the world--has put together a do-it-yourself workbook for identifying, treating, and preventing winter depression. With easy, step-by-step questions and guidance, this workbook is like having your own personal SAD expert at your fingertips. When friends or patients ask me how they can treat their SAD, this is the guide I will recommend."--Dan A. Oren, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University "This book makes effective use of the best scientific information about treating SAD. You'll find all the tools you need to develop and implement your own plan to feel like yourself again and be more productive all year round."--Chris Thompson, MD, FRCP, FRCPsych, Chief Medical Officer, Priory Hospitals Group, United Kingdom "This outstanding book will be of great interest to everyone who experiences seasonal mood changes."--Leo Sher, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai