So many people experience Winter Blues and require Seasonal Affective Disorder treatment. This well-written book by Norman E. Rosenthal, a well-respected author in the field of mood disorders, has become a wonderful reference tool for people who know or suspect they experience this disorder. And Winter Blues, Revised Edition, might just be a life safer for your this winter.
The symptoms of SAD include experiencing depression only during winter months when daylight hours and outdoor activities are limited. Some people only experience symptoms during the holiday season and the Holiday Blues are addressed in this book as well. Another related mood problem is known as 'Anniversary Reaction' and it is well addressed in Rosenthal's book.
The first edition was published in 1993. In the subsequent years, additional research and new treatments such as Season Affective Disorder lights to relieve mood problems have changed the information in this Revised Edition significantly. Unlike many other books that appear as "Revised Editions", this book did not experience only a cosmetic update. There is a great deal of new information which can be of great help to those who experience depressed moods during the shorter winter days.
While the author covers the topic in depth, the book is written in language that is simple and easy for the layman to read and understand. Even the chapter on research is written in layman's terms while thoroughly covering the scientific findings and neurobiological mechanisms of seasonality in great detail.
Whether you need to know about Seasonal Affective Disorder treatments for yourself or to better understand what a loved one goes through during the winter, this book is one of the very best you can find on the subject. Norman E. Rosenthal's Winter Blues: Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder, is always the perfect gift for anyone you may know who experiences difficulty in the winter season.