Exploring Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and can it be affecting your patients? Psychiatric Times’ Editor in Chief John J. Miller, MD, explores the history of SAD and how he integrates the use of light boxes for significant improvement in his patients.

Shorter, colder, darker... The reduced sunlight hours have many hit with feelings of depression. John J. Miller, MD, has some advice, including the potential purchasing of a light box.

There are affordable options available on many sites. Here is one on Amazon, and here are a few by the Sunbox Company.

Dr Miller is Medical Director, Brain Health, Exeter, NH; Editor in Chief, Psychiatric Times; Staff Psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA.