Social Isolation During COVID19

Anxiety in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

chiDo those COVID-19 lockdowns — which may continue or resume at any time — make you and your kids truly feel locked...
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How does light work?

Light is a powerful antidepressant and is also the most powerful known zeitgeber (time-setter) for the internal biological clocks of the body. Surprisingly,...

The Timing of Sunrise Within U.S. Time Zones . . . and SAD

Shortly before the winter solstice near Basel, Switzerland. Photo courtesy of Dominik Wunderlin, Basel December 2020. With the winter solstice upon...

Variations on the SAD Experience

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is operationalized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., as a subtype of recurrent...

Negative Air Ionization for Environmental Therapeutics

What is negative air ionization? A springtime thunderstorm hits, and as soon as it passes you are eager to go out for a walk. The...

Challenging the Tendency to Oversleep: A Strategy for Confronting Chronic Depression

Chronic depression is a common and disabling disorder that is often resistant to standard antidepressant treatment. Many patients with chronic depression have a strong...

Circadian Misalignment: A Biological Basis for Mood Vulnerability in Shift Work

Depression has significant economic impact: According to the World Health Organization, the estimated cost to the global economy is US$1 trillion per year in...

Do Circadian-Modifying Treatments Work for Bipolar Disorders? What the Evidence Shows

The Center for Environmental Therapeutics is dedicated to the promotion of non-pharmacologic, natural treatments, many of which are thought to act on our biological...

Depression and Anxiety in COVID-19 Survivors

“After three weeks of treatments, I was healing from COVID, at home, had no fever, and just a little cough. But sometimes at night,...

Andrea’s Story: Up Close and Personal with an Ionizer

Andrea M, 23, was a graduate student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. A couple of years earlier, while she was still an undergraduate...