College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture
College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture; Kelly Rohan, Professor, Department of Psychology.
"Thinking Outside the Light Box: New Ways to Treat and Prevent the Winter Blues"
Central dogma in the field of winter depression has previously viewed seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as a purely biological subtype of depression. Professor Rohan's research suggests that psychological models and treatments for depression are relevant to SAD. She will explain how thoughts and behaviors play a role in triggering the winter blues and how a form of psychotherapy called cognitive-behavioral therapy can effectively treat and even prevent SAD episodes. She will also present new data from her clinical trial comparing light therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy in adults with SAD.
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