SAD Quiz: Shedding Light on the Winter Blues

Question 1 of 8

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive episode associated with the onset of fall and winter.

ATrue.
BFalse.
ATrue.
BFalse.
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Question 2 of 8

Which of the following is the most likely cause of SAD

ALow temperatures.
BLack of sufficient natural light.
CGloomy skies.
DThe holiday blues.
ALow temperatures.
BLack of sufficient natural light.
CGloomy skies.
DThe holiday blues.
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Question 3 of 8

Scientists speculate that reduced sunlight:

ATriggers a mammalian hibernation response.
BCauses a shortage in the brain's serotonin.
CAffects the brain's manufacture of melatonin.
DThrows circadian rhythms out of phase.
EAll of the above.
ATriggers a mammalian hibernation response.
BCauses a shortage in the brain's serotonin.
CAffects the brain's manufacture of melatonin.
DThrows circadian rhythms out of phase.
EAll of the above.
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Question 4 of 8

Winter depressions are characterized by "atypical" features.

ATrue.
BFalse.
ATrue.
BFalse.
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Question 5 of 8

Which of the following are used to treat SAD

ABright light therapy.
BAntidepressants.
CTalking therapy.
DWalking outdoors.
EA regular sleep schedule.
FAll of the above.
ABright light therapy.
BAntidepressants.
CTalking therapy.
DWalking outdoors.
EA regular sleep schedule.
FAll of the above.
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Question 6 of 8

A good light box equates to a walk outdoors on a summer day.

ATrue.
BFalse.
ATrue.
BFalse.
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Question 7 of 8

One should position the light box close to the eyes.

ATrue.
BFalse.
ATrue.
BFalse.
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Question 8 of 8

As a general rule, it is advised to initiate light box treatment:

AIn the morning.
BIn the afternoon.
CIn the evening.
AIn the morning.
BIn the afternoon.
CIn the evening.
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