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Fact sheet on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Short but very complete information sheet by the BC division of the Canadian Mental Health Association offering tips to beat SAD and further resources.

Mayo Clinic on Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Concise, but complete description of symptoms, causes, treatment options of Seasonal Affective Disorder and lots more. Great introductory information.

Medline plus information on Seasonal Affective Disorder

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it provides links to organizations, journal articles and information about SAD in language you can understand.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Get help”][vc_column_text]

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The US National Institute of Mental Health provides a list of people and places where you can get diagnostic and treatment services. It also lists additional resources for getting information and assistance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

This is an excellent overview of the different types of professionals who provide mental health services. They also provide a list of links to help locate a professional.

NHS Winter Blues page

Very useful site from the UK’s National Health Service. It provides tips on boosting your mood, links to organisations, audio guides and a service finder among others.

Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America is community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. You will find tons of links on this webpage to help find therapy.

Psychologist Locator

The Psychologist Locator is a service of the American Psychological Association Practice Organization. It makes it easy for you to find practicing psychologists in your local area letting you consider many factors in searching for psychologists, including their areas of specialization, gender, insurance accepted, languages spoken and much more.

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

This website lists associations offering insight and support to all affected by depression, mania and anxiety. These organizations may be able to pinpoint a support group near to you if you wish to participate.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Support groups”][vc_column_text]

Seasonal Affective Disorder group

This is a Facebook group with close to 3000 members. Very active community and extremely knowledgable members, great place to get advice and support

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter Blues group

Small, but helpful and active Facebook group

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) Community

Small Facebook group with an active membership. A place where you can express yourself freely and get support from people suffering from SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder Forum

Not a very active forum, but has 115 topics and some good answers

Seasonal Affective Disorder Support Group

Support group with 1412 members, great if you are feeling down and need support from fellow SAD sufferers

Depression Meetup Groups

Meet with others in your local are who are coping with Depression. From Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to other types depression, discuss treatment, share advice and support one another.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

This handy directory helps to find a support group near you. It’s US based, but they also list international support groups and you can also join an online discussion.

SupportWorks

SupportWorks offers free peer support groups to people in Calgary and surrounding areas who are living with depression, anxiety, bipolar, ocd and post-traumatic stress disorders, all in an open and inclusive environment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Associations/Organizations”][vc_column_text]

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. You can search for a local office on the link above.

The Seasonal Affective Disorder Association

SADA is a UK based organization aimed to support and advise people with SAD and disseminate information via the media and their website.

 

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Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, MD

Dr. Rosenthal is the world-renowned psychiatrist and author whose research in describing seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has helped millions of people.

Mood Disorders Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

One of the best websites on Seasonal Affective Disorder with a particular focus on light therapy. The website has a FAQ section and an excellent Resources page with lots of  useful information for clinicians and the general public.

Light and Health Research Foundation SOLG

Information about the effects of light on health, well being and performance

The Society of Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR)

The Society of Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR) is an international scientific non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and knowledge about the effects of light on the organism and the chronobiology of psychiatric as well as other medical disorders.

International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD)

The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD) exists to promote research into the affective disorders through all relevant scientific disciplines, including genetics, neuroscience and the social and behavioural sciences. Inter-disciplinary research approaches are particularly highly valued by the society.

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Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ, screening questionnaire for SAD)

MoodFX – check your mood

Circadian Rhythm Test

Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (AutoMEQ)

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