Category Archives: Anxiety & Depression

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…

Symptoms of Fight or Flight and their Physiological Causes

The fight or flight response is a series of physiological changes that get triggered in a person’s body when the person is in danger. People who have panic attacks experience the fight or flight response…

Derealization, Depersonalization and other Symptoms of Shallow Breathing in Anxiety

Sometimes people who experience a lot of anxiety habitually take rapid, shallow breaths rather than breathing fully and deeply. This type of breathing can lead to uncomfortable symptoms in the body and mind. Depersonalization Defined…