A survival guide!
"Because SAD arrives predictably at the same time every year, you have the opportunity to plan ahead,” writes Dr. Rosenthal. For more than 30 years, he has studied seasonal affective disorder and its treatments. He also suffers from the disorder himself: "As the sunlight ebbed away, so did my energy and zest. I gritted my teeth and soldiered on through the winter. Cookies and candy became a source of comfort – as indicated by the needle on my bathroom scale. But when spring came, everything just seemed to get better."