Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression: Seasons & Reasons - A Closer Look at Seasonal Affective Disorder

This event was held on January 30, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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With shorter winter days and less sunlight, many find themselves feeling unhappy, with low energy, problems with sleep and appetite, and reduced concentration. Why does the change in seasons bring on depression, and what can be done to prevent and treat it? Dr. John Greden, Exec. Director, UM Depression Center, and Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry, will present an overview of the latest SAD research, then lead a panel discussion with Neera Ghaziuddin, MD, Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School, J. Todd Arnedt, PhD, Clinical Asst. Prof., Sleep and Chronophysiology Lab, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, and Bruce Gimbel, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A question and answer session will follow. Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information, please visit the Depression Center website at, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or

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