Winter Blues, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder


Winter Blues, Revised Edition is a very informative book by Dr Norman Rosenthal about the effects of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), its symptoms and what you can do about it. If you – or anybody else you know – suffer from this condition, this book gives you a wealth of self-help tips and advice to combat the winter blues. For many people, life can be turned upside down when fall and winter approaches and with it the diminishing daylight. They can’t sleep properly, suffer from a lack of energy and happiness, which can quickly lead to depression. It also affects their eating habits which can turn into weight gain during the cold months.

Dr Rosenthal’s book explains, in great detail, how to take charge of your life again if you suffer from the winter blues and SAD. He talks about treatment options, including light therapy, medication and self-help tools as well as exercise. I like the section on healthy winter eating, which includes simple recipes, to stop comfort food weight gain. Also in the book are tips for family members and close friends to support a SAD sufferer.

Overall, I think that this book is essential to own if you or anybody in your family is affected by this condition. It covers lots of information on SAD/winter blues and also gives easy to implement self-help strategies to improve your overall wellbeing during the winter months.

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