Dr Norman Rosenthal, the psychiatrist and researcher who first described winter depression and gave SAD its name, is to lead a seminar on beating winter depression in aid of SADA, the UK’s only charity to support SAD sufferers. ‘Beat Winter Depression with Dr Norman Rosenthal’ will take place at an intimate venue in Russell Square, London on the autumnal equinox, Friday, 22nd September.
Sponsored by leading light therapy companies, Lumie and The SAD Lightbox Company, this one-day event will be an exclusive opportunity to learn from and interact with Dr Norman Rosenthal, who has treated hundreds of patients with the condition for over 30 years.
Dr Rosenthal will present on the latest developments in light therapy for SAD and winter blues as well as on other applications for light therapy. In addition, he will provide an overview on other non conventional approaches to well-being including Transcendental Meditation and Botox. There will also be a rare opportunity to ask Dr Rosenthal your own questions.
As well as providing valuable information on how to treat SAD, this event also hopes to raise
awareness of the condition and the need for information and help to be more readily available to sufferers.
According to an ICM Online Omnibus Survey conducted for Lumie in 2007/8 in which 2,000 people in the UK were polled, up to 24 per cent of us feel the onset of winter blues by September, when the days are getting shorter at the fastest rate in the year, and don’t feel back to normal until April. Of that 24 per cent, around 7 per cent of Northern Europeans are so badly affected by SAD that they struggle to function normally.
‘This SAD Seminar – timed to coincide with our autumnal equinox – will offer a masterclass in the treatment of SAD and winter blues. The day will be a unique opportunity to hear about both old and new approaches to treating SAD, as well as give you the chance to get answers to your questions on this common disorder.’ Dr Norman Rosenthal, researcher and psychiatrist.
‘SADA is very excited to have Dr Norman Rosenthal lead this seminar on winter depression and how to treat it. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone on the SAD spectrum to hear first-hand about the practical steps they can take to help manage the condition from the expert who first identified it. Helen Hanson, Chair of SADA
Full details and tickets are available here. Please note all profits will be donated to SADA.
SADA is the UK’s only non-commercial support organisation for SAD. It’s a Registered Charity run by unsalaried volunteers that aims to provide a reliable, free information source for the public and for health professionals.