Battle the Winter Blues at the LIGHTbrary!
As the days grow colder and the sunlight fades with the fall and winter months, we can sometimes feel moody and low energy. These are just a couple of the symptoms that come with Seasonal Affective Disorder and the winter blues.
To help fight off these symptoms, the library offers FREE access to a light therapy lamp. Our therapy lamp has a seasonally permanent station at one of our study tables in the library, so you can come use it at any time! The station will also have some other activities that are designed to help you relax, reduce stress, and hopefully leave the library in a better mood.
If you have any questions about light therapy, please view the resources below, ask for one of our handouts at the Adult Reference Desk, and consult with your doctor.
- 1. Q & A on Bright Light Thearpy: http://www.columbia.edu/~mt12/blt.htm
- 2. Seasonal Affective Disorder Definition: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/basics/definition/con-20021047
- 3. Frequently Asked Questions about Seasonal Affective Disorder: http://sad.psychiatry.ubc.ca/frequently-asked-questions-about-sad-and-light-therapy/
- 4. Golden, R. N., Gaynes, B. N., Ekstrom, R. D., Hamer, R. M., Jacobsen, F. M., Suppes, T., ... & Nemeroff, C. B. (2005). The efficacy of light therapy in the treatment of mood disorders: a review and meta-analysis of the evidence. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(4), 656-662.