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Date

2018

Abstract

A large proportion of major depression in Vermont has a seasonal pattern. The most common form of Seasonal Affective Disorder is winter depression. Several evidence-based treatments exist for SAD including light therapy, CBT, and antidepressant medications. Adjunct therapies, like exercise and social interaction, can also help patients feel better during the winter. In the primary care setting, an educational handout/poster will aid in educating patients about SAD and treatment options, and encourage them to seek help.

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Thomas Chittenden Health Center

Keywords

Vermont, Seasonal Affective Disorder, winter blues, light therapy, CBT, patient education

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Medical Education | Primary Care

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Vermont

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