Author Archives: Lisa

Develop Open Communication with your Teen

The transition of an oldest child from tween to teen can be a tumultuous emotional time for parents. Here’s how to help your relationship evolve. At some point certain, time and hormones conspire to change…

Quiz: Are You Communicating Effectively?

In this life, we need each other. Communication styles can nurture or harm the connections we are trying to forge. Is your communication style working for you or against you? Take the effective communication quiz…

Dr. Kelly Rohan: Benefits & Limitations of CBT for SAD

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is emerging as an effective treatment for SAD. But all SAD therapies, including CBT and bright light therapies, have limitations. The first study to compare the long-term benefits of 10,000 lux light…

Dr. Kelly Rohan on Finding the Right Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Dr. Kelly Rohan discusses her SAD research, what cognitive therapy (CBT) for Seasonal Affective Disorder is like, and how to find a CBT therapist for winter depression. In a 2009 study by Dr. Kelly Rohan,…

Preventing Winter Depression: Dr. Kelly Rohan on the Best SAD Therapy

Dr. Kelly Rohan’s study of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) treatment shows that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – not light therapy – may best prevent recurring symptoms of seasonal depression. 10,000 lux light therapy has received a…

Is Winter Depression Real? Interview with Dr. Michael Terman

Dr. Michael Terman has been studying how light effects behavior and mood in animals and humans for nearly forty years. He conducts scientific research into why millions of Americans experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) symptoms…