Preventing seasonal affective disorder (SAD): light on evidence

Sarah Chapman has written a great blog for Evidently Cochrane as part of the Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series. She took a look at our latest Cochrane evidence on approaches to preventing seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

"The clocks have gone forward and I’m grateful to be stepping out into daylight when I leave work. The lengthening days and signs of spring are cheering for many of us who get ‘a bit fed up’ with winter and those short hours of daylight. For others, it’s more serious. I’m talking about those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a seasonal pattern of recurrent major depressive episodes commonly occurring in autumn or winter and improving in spring."

Read the full blog

Read the latest update of Second‐generation antidepressants for preventing seasonal affective disorder in adults

Read the latest update of Light therapy for preventing seasonal affective disorder