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A Guide to Health and Happiness Through All Seasons

Defeating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Norman RosenthalDr. Norman Rosenthal, is the author of the bestselling Poetry Rx released last year to rave reviews including:

  • NY Times The Well Book List of 8 Favorite Books in 2021 for Healthy Living
  • And The subject of a NY Times op ed by Jane Brody

Now in his landmark new book, Defeating SAD, Rosenthal, who first described Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and is the foremost authority on the subject, offers an up to date guide to overcoming the miseries and that millions experience with the changing seasons. In his lively style, Rosenthal offers advice on how to identify, treat and overcome both winter and summer varieties of seasonal affective disorder, as well as the less severe yet bothersome winter blues.

Having pioneered the use of bright light therapy for SAD and relying on his decades of experience treating SAD patients Rosenthal offers strategies and techniques for defeating the condition, including cognitive-behavioral approaches, diet and exercise advice, medication and meditation.

Rosenthal’s warm and friendly professional style will leave the reader feeling as though he has been treated to a consultation with a consummate professional, who has fascinating insights into the condition. The book will help show how to optimize your health and well-being through the seasons.