In: circadian

Mood and the Brain’s Clock
August 12, 2013

As we slowly move from summer to fall, it may be timely that the issue of Biological Psychiatry that arrived in…

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MoodRhythm: Beta Users Needed
July 28, 2013

One of our readers forwarded to us a story about a new application called MoodRhythm that was developed at Cornell University…

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Nature’s Cycles
March 30, 2013

It should be raining. It is March in the San Francisco Bay area, and we have had hardly any rain for…

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February 21, 2013

The New York Times recently published an intriguing article entitled “Relax, You Will Be More Effective.” It arrived at just the…

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Mary Poppins: Overcoming the Winter Months
February 6, 2013

What I most want to have available to me in the long winter months, to help me with my patients with…

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Happy Winter Solstice
December 22, 2012

For those of us in the northern hemisphere this is a day well worth celebrating. Today marks the shortest day of…

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How Could Light Help?
December 4, 2012

There has been considerable skepticism about the value of light therapy for people with seasonal depression, despite a very compelling research…

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November 27, 2012

Traveling can be exciting, but it can also be very stressful. It is particularly important for people living with moods to do…

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Time Change: Fall Back
October 31, 2012

The time change in the United States is the classic “time of challenge and time of opportunity.” First, the challenge –…

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Bay Area Blues
October 13, 2012

If you live in the bay area you probably noticed that this past week you felt a little less energetic. It…

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Insomnia: Counting Sheep
September 19, 2012

Maybe Grandma was right. After all of the years of research and development trying to find medications to help with insomnia,…

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Night Shift
September 8, 2012

A young ER doctor came in to see us because he works the night shift, and found that he was having…

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Starbucks Therapy
September 3, 2012

We aren’t sure how we feel about the spread of Starbucks into every corner of America. But it does allow us…

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The End of Summer
August 22, 2012

Every year we notice two weeks that seem to affect a number of folks who have had seasonal depressions. The first…

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How to Change Your Sleep Pattern
August 11, 2012

One of the  best studied and fastest treatments for depression is not a medication, it is waking up earlier and get bright…

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The Importance of Sleep: Why We Need to Rest
August 11, 2012

One of the joys of being a parent is that you are given frequent opportunities to explore things that you think…

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Riding the Waves
July 4, 2012

MoodSurfing is about the idea that the ups and downs of mood are normal (we aren’t trying to achieve some elusive…

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The Morning Ritual – Daily Routines Part 1
June 29, 2012

For people learning to live with moods, it is often very important how the day starts. The morning sets the stage…

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The Morning Ritual: Starting Your Day Off Right
June 4, 2012

The Morning Ritual– For people who are trying to live creatively with moods, it is often extremely important how the day…

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