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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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When you think of winter, you may at first associate it with the flu, colds or respiratory complications such as pneumonia. However, in the cooler months, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may be often overlooked as a simple case of the 'winter blues'.

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When you think of winter, you may at first associate it with the flu, colds or respiratory complications such as pneumonia. However, in the cooler months, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may be often overlooked as a simple case of the 'winter blues'. SAD is a mood disorder that takes trend in the form of a seasonal depression each year, with the condition generally concluding in spring or summer (the warmer seasons) (Healthdirect 2020). However, some people experience SAD through spring and summer too.

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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Aleisha Crabb
28 Nov 2020
I found this a great overview of SAD.
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Jillian Houlahan
03 Nov 2021
good resource
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Debby Natalia
05 Jun 2019
The topic caught my attention because it is not something that is common in Australia.
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Jade Fisher
13 Jan 2021
Well presented short read. Easy to follow and further references were provided.
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