Tag Archives: seasonal affective disorder

Feeling Those Winter Blues? Catch Up on the Science of SAD

If you’re prone to depression during the darker months of the year, you’re probably aware of — or diagnosed with — Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mood disorder that comes and goes or worsens with the seasons. You may also have heard that SAD “doesn’t exist,” which can be a frustrating thing to hear when […]

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How Tabletop Games Improve One Writer’s Life

Paste Games editor Gita Jackson spent the past couple days guest editing over at Kotaku, giving us all a weekend of top-notch content. While she was there, she took the time to share the story of how tabletop games make her life better, focusing on how they provide not only companionship, but also unique storytelling […]

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Reports of SAD’s diagnostic demise have been greatly exaggerated

Have you heard the gleeful pronouncements that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) no longer exists? Thanks to the results of a recent study published in Clinical Psychological Science, several publications have asserted that SAD is, in fact, a myth. But as is often the case with science reporting, the truth is more complex. The study in […]

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Blue Monday may be fake, but depression is real

You’ve probably heard that today is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. Thanks to a pseudo-mathematical formula involving dropped resolutions, bad weather, holiday debt and short days, marketers and news agencies can claim that today is (on average) worse than any other day of the year. Even if it were true, that’s […]

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