Seasonal Affective Disorder: Practice and Research

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9780199544288: Seasonal Affective Disorder: Practice and Research

Season Affective Disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is a mood disorder related to the change in the seasons and lack of exposure to daylight. It affects 1 in 100 adults in western countries. SAD is a rare example of a psychiatric disorder with a clear, identifiable biological cause.

The new edition of this award winning book brings together distinguished scientists and opinion leaders to discuss the current and anticipated developments in the study and care of SAD. Highlighting the clinical diagnosis and management of SAD, this book provides a valuable resource for all who are involved in the health care for patients with SAD. This book deals with the range of therapeutic measures that are available for the treatment of SAD. In addition, this book elucidates potential areas of research that have emerged, such as the study of the circadian pacemaker.

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About the Author:

Dr. Timo Partonen is Academy Research Fellow at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland. Dr. S. R. Pandi-Perumal is President and Chief Executive Officer at Somnogen Inc. in New York.


Review from previous edition: "This book is a good reference for the interested clinician, health commissioner, or researcher thinking about tackling the problem of seasonal effects on mood." --BBMJ

"This compendium of excellent clinical and investigative contributions made by a respected group of experts is easy to read. It is impossible to discuss all aspects of SAD and seasonality in one book. However, without doubt, this book is the most comprehensive compilation of information I have encountered and can be recommended to everybody who is interested in natural sciences." --BThe Lancet

"The book has a clear style and provides a broad but detailed introduction to SAD. I would recommend it to clinicians seeing people with depressive disorders and to researchers in the field." --British Journal of Psychiatry

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