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Online resources and organizations

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Bipolar Aware

Bipolar World

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

International Bipolar Foundation

International Foundation for Nutrition and Health

McMan’s Depression and Bipolar Web

Mental Health America

Mental Health Recovery

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Institute of Mental Health: Information on Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatry Online

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Stop Stigma Sacramento Speaker’s Bureau

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs


Light therapy, SAD and Depression
Many of these links for light therapy, Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) and depression are provided by Alaska Northern Lights, producer of light therapy boxes.

DepressionToolKit , Everything you need to know about SAD. *

Columbia University Clinical Chronobiology Group, new and ongoing clinical trials at Columbia, all of which emphasize non-drug treatments for depression SAD Page

PsyCom , a guide to treating SAD.

Los Angeles Times, Seasonal affective disorder increasingly a workplace issue

Q & A on Bright Light Therapy

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Light Therapy
Study on Light Therapy entitled, "Brighten Your Life" by Daniel F. Kripke, M.D.
Other Uses for Light Therapy beyond SAD
WebMD , Light Therapy, When and why light therapy should be used.
WebMD , Seasonal Affective Disorder, Learn what SAD is and how you can treat it.

Resources Melatonin production information from the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms.
Columbia Clinical Chronobiology Program. Medication, Light and ion therapy for depression. is a health directory. You can find links to other websites relating to health, diseases and conditions, holistic health, cancer, beauty, fitness, nursing, yoga, healing, weight loss and other information about health. Healthy Place is a consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on disorders and medications from both a consumer and expert point of view. The effect of ultraviolet radiation from a novel portable fluorescent lamp on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels in healthy adults with Fitzpatrick skin types II and III.

"Beyond Prozac" by Michael J. Norden, M.D.
"Broken Minds, Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're Losing It" by Rev. Steve Bloem.
"Fight the Winter Blues: Don't Be Sad: Your Guide to Conquering Seasonal Affective Disorder" by Celeste Peters, Script Publishing Inc.
"The Light Book" by Jane Wegscheider Hyman, Ballantine Books.
"Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder and How to Overcome It." by Norman Rosenthal, is a complete resource book on SAD, available from Guilford Press, Inc., NY.
"Winter Depression" by Angela Smyth, Unwin Paperbacks.

Miscellaneous other links.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Fighting SAD in Alaska

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