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DIY projects to brighten up your dorm room

A 30 kHz bright light therapy lamp (Innosol Rondo) used to treat seasonal affective disorder. (User: Mysid)

A 30 kHz bright light therapy lamp (Innosol Rondo) used to treat seasonal affective disorder. (User: Mysid)

It’s almost winter, and as we’re losing sunlight, Seasonal Affective Disorder may be hitting you or your peers in full force. While people who suffer from S. A. D. need professional help, and you can find some tips about identifying your symptoms in the recent Cengage Brain article by Lorraine Savage, “How to get over the winter blues: Seasonal affective disorder treatment,” there are some ways to brighten up your dorm room that only require a do-it-yourself attitude. Take a look at some of these DIY projects and see how you can improve your outlook as the sun hides itself for the winter months. Read more

How to get over the winter blues: Seasonal affective disorder treatment

The transition from Fall to Winter can be difficult, especially with days being shorter.

The transition from Fall to Winter can be difficult, especially with days being shorter.

Are you feeling S.A.D.? Seasonal affective disorder is a condition in which the lack of daylight makes you feel lethargic, moody and anxious. Now that the clocks have changed after Daylight Saving Time (note: it’s Saving not Savings), it’s getting dark earlier in the day. Treatment for S.A.D. includes light therapy, brightening up dorm rooms and getting exercise to make the most out of college life. If you’re experiencing the symptoms described below as the dark hours roll on, visit your student health department for extra help. Read more

Student health: How to cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

We all get the winter blues—especially halfway through when you’re desperately trying to balance all of the things life throws at you. For some, seasonal depression (also known as seasonal affective disorder) is a real obstacle to overcome. If you feel like you just can’t shake the funky mood this time of year, try these quick tips for some relief. Read more