Tag: SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How light therapy can help fight the winter blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder provoked by reduced daylight hours during autumn and winter. SAD is considered a seasonal type of depression characterized by irritability, oversleeping, increased tiredness, changes in appetite, and reduced motivation to participate in social activities. Countries closest to the equator report almost no[Read More…]

The (happy) light at the end of the tunnel

Dark winter days may be illuminated with a new program offered by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Mental Health Committee and McGill Mental Health Services (MMHS) called “Happy Lights.” The program seeks to treat a mood disorder that many students experience during the winter semester when the days[Read More…]

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