Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. - Swedish Proverb
Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter Blues

Publication Date of Latest Version: September 4, 2012

“A ‘landmark book.'”–The New York Times

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal’s indispensable guide for readers who suffer from the “winter blues” is now more useful than ever. This authoritative book presents a wealth of new information on remedies for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), including recent advances in light therapy, research on the effectiveness of antidepressants, and new recipes to counterbalance unhealthy winter food cravings. Dr. Rosenthal distinguishes among various degrees of the disorder, ranging from winter blues to full-blown SAD; provides a self-test that readers can use to evaluate their own seasonal mood changes; and offers helpful advice, coping tips, and resources.


  • Have less energy than usual?
  • Feel less productive or creative?
  • Need more sleep?
  • Feel down or depressed?
  • Have less control over your appetite?

Winter-Blues_bookpageIf you answered yes to any of the above, you may be one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Updated and expanded with the very latest information, this acclaimed guide is a veritable survival kit for anyone who suffers from the winter blues. The book includes a self-test to help you evaluate your own level of SAD; revised chapters on antidepressant medications, light therapy, St. John’s Wort, and a helpful nutritional regimen; step-by-step guidance on coping with SAD all year round; resources for SAD sufferers; and much more.

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