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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.
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 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
Mood Disorders Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Light and Health Research Foundation SOLG
The Society of Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR)
International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD)
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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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