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Another chance to watch the fantastic goals nominated for the Puskas award

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won highlights The following goals are considered to be the best scored in the last year.All 10 of them are in contention for the Puskas award, given to the player whose strike is deemed to be better than any other.Mohamed Salah, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the names. The goals were chosen by a panel, including Marco van Basten – he scored a few belters in his time – Pablo Aimar and Alex Scott. smart causal Finalists: FIFA #Puskas Award 🏆⚽️ Bale ⚽️ Cheryshev⚽️ Christodoulopoulos ⚽️ Ronaldo ⚽️ De Arrascaeta ⚽️ McGree⚽️ Messi ⚽️ Pavard ⚽️ Quaresma ⚽️ Salah #TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/IUTzYtfSrU— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 3, 2018The winner is decided solely by FIFA.com users and will be revealed at ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’ – still a terrible name – on 24 September at a ceremony in London. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware Most popular football news possible standings REVEALED impact MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures BEST OF last_img read more

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OFFICIAL URGES PUBLIC TO COME OUT AND ROAR HARPS INTO FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL

first_imgFinn Harps official Aidan Campbell has urged the Donegal sporting public to make an effort to get to Finn Park tonight for their crucial FAI Cup quarter-final replay with Avondale.Harps were held to a 1-1 draw in Cork on Sunday, but are quietly confident they can overcome the dogged intermediate side and book a place in the last four.Campbell believes Harps chances of progression would be boosted if a big crowd descended on Finn Park, but appreciates the timing of the fixture isn’t great. Campbell told Donegal Daily, “I’d love it if people could make an effort to get to Finn Park tonight and give the lads support for what is an absolutely crucial match.“A place in the cup semi-final is up for grabs, and they don’t come round too often.“I know with Donegal in the All-Ireland final on Sunday, people will be trying to save for that, but I hope soccer supporters all over the county make a genuine effort to come out and support,The last time Harps reached a semi-final was in 1999, they defeated Galway United to set a final meeting with Bray Wanderers. Campbell believes the management and players deserve a big crowd, and praised their efforts throughout the season.“The management and players deserve a big crowd, they’ve all put in a heroic effort all season, the effort and commitment has been top class.“They deserve a big crowd to come out and support them, a place in the semi-final would be fantastic for the club, and hopefully we can get over the line tonight.   OFFICIAL URGES PUBLIC TO COME OUT AND ROAR HARPS INTO FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Avondalefai cupfinn harpsnewsReplaySportlast_img read more

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Sunday punch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week AMARE STOUDAMIRE A couple of days after signing a five-year, $73 million deal, some doc does a little scope job on the left knee of the Phoenix Suns center, only to find out he’ll have to sit four months. Think the team shoulda done the surgery first and the contract second? FANTASY ISLAND BENSON’S TURN TO BEAR DOWN Some Week Six tips for fantasy football owners: Who to start: For all the patient owners, it’s finally time to dust off Cedric Benson. With Thomas Jones injured, Benson will get the bulk of the carries for Chicago this week. It couldn’t come at a better time with the Vikings, the worst defense in the NFL, coming to town. Minnesota allows 178 rushing yards per game. It’s time for the Bears to show why they invested a high first-round pick in Benson. Who to sit: Regardless of if the reinstated Ricky Williams takes carries away, Ronnie Brown isn’t worth a start against the stingy Tampa Bay defense that ranks No. 1 in the league against the run. Stay away from the Miami running game this week. Who to pick up: With Stephen Davis and DeShaun Foster listed as questionable this week for Carolina, it’s not a bad idea to stash Nick Goings on your bench and see what happens. Goings had five 100-yard games when given a chance last year. – Matthew Kredell Note: For more fantasy insights on the Internet, visit dailynews.com/fantasyfootball. FROM THE LIP “Gap wedges? It’s like hair loss – there are so many products for problems you’ll never fix.” – Comedian Denis Leary, on what he finds amusing about golf, in the November issue of Golf Magazine. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOT … LUKE WARM … COLD FISH MAURICE DREW This might not be exactly how Karl Dorrell drew it up before the season. But the UCLA tailback has taken charge, playing inspired ball while pushing his team into the national spotlight since his grandfather’s passing. The new name on his back says it all. center_img DOUG EDDINGS At least the befuddled ump finally admitted he should have made a better mechanical call. But why drag Mr. Goodwrench into this? If the Angels shrivel up in the ALCS because of this blunder, Josh Paul deserves heat, but so does this Don Denkinger wannabe. last_img read more

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Antonio: Fight for school reform will be costliest campaign in city history

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The city isn’t going to be a place where any of us will want to live” unless the district can improve and generate a well-educated work force, said Villaraigosa, himself a former high-school dropout who went on to graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and then earn a law degree. The mayor’s impassioned and extemporaneous appeal was the latest in his stepped-up up calls for reforming the 727,000-student district – an issue he initially raised during his campaign for mayor. Last week, Villaraigosa challenged more than 300 business leaders at a Town Hall Los Angeles meeting to join the effort. And on Tuesday, he outlined his plans at an education summit sponsored by the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. His comments drew an angry response from longtime school board member Julie Korenstein, who was overheard by people near her repeatedly complaining that the mayor got his facts wrong and saying she wished she had the chance to debate him. Korenstein angrily left the luncheon before the end of Villaraigosa’s speech and later in a telephone interview sharply criticized him. WOODLAND HILLS – Calling the LAUSD a bloated bureaucracy that refuses to innovate, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called on San Fernando Valley business leaders Thursday to join him in trying to reform the district by empowering parents and teachers – a political battle he predicted would be the “most expensive campaign” in city history. Ratcheting up his criticism of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Villaraigosa said progress is being made to improve the district’s physical facilities and elementary-school students’ test scores and after-school programs but that the 50 percent dropout rate was symptomatic of serious problems. He blamed the district’s administrators and the teachers union for resisting critical reforms including charter schools, the smaller-schools movement and other efforts to make Los Angeles schools more creative and successful learning environments. “I will not accept the status quo, and neither should you,” he said, drawing repeated applause those attending the inaugural Mayors Luncheon sponsored by the United Chambers of Commerce at the Warner Center Marriott. “In this great city, we have the ability to say to the next generation of kids, ‘We’re going to do a lot more for you than we’ve done in the past, to reach for the sky and follow your dreams.’ “He’s sending the wrong message, and it’s not a fair message,” she said. In particular, Korenstein challenged Villaraigosa’s statement that the LAUSD has a 50 percent dropout rate – a figure included in a recent Harvard University study – and said the state of California lists the dropout rate at 33 percent. The LAUSD is refining its student-tracking system to more accurately pin down the figure, which might be even lower, she said. The district also is creating small learning communities within schools, she said, and test scores for elementary-school students have risen dramatically over the past five years, despite a 43 percent English-language-learner rate and more than 80 languages spoken in the district. “If he wants to help with raising funds for school programs, making sure there is a computer in every classroom, I would welcome that,” Korenstein said. “Any type of positive contribution to our schools, we would welcome him with open arms.” But the rest of the audience gave Villaraigosa an overwhelmingly positive response, including a standing ovation both before and after his speech. “We have a mayor who has come to the Valley more often in his short term than his predecessor did in his four years,” said J. Richard Leyner, who chaired the event for the UCC, which is composed of 22 area chambers of commerce. Villaraigosa also stressed the need to improve the metropolitan area by building a regional system of airports and reducing air pollution at the Port of Los Angeles. Currently, the city moves 43 percent of all goods that enter the United States, but it could be moving 70 percent, making it the “Venice of the 21st century,” he said, by developing a logistics industry and building on the success of the Alameda Corridor to improve the region’s ability to move goods out of the area. Boosting the city’s tourism, entertainment and biotechnology industries is also vital, to create more jobs that will allow for middle-class lifestyles, he said. But he focused most of his comments on education, and the need to work with students, teachers and district administrators to improve the quality of education in Los Angeles. “It’s not about mayoral control, it’s about public accountability,” Villaraigosa said. But he predicted that district administrators and teachers would fight hard against efforts by his office to intervene, predicting that it would result in “the most expensive campaign” Angelenos have ever seen. Villaraigosa has made education reform one of the top priorities of his administration, saying he supports change that could ultimately lead to mayoral control. Earlier this week, Villaraigosa’s advisory panel on LAUSD governance released its recommendations, which focused on improving quality of life for students, not on seizing political control of the district. The mayor said he wants to work on improving school safety, safe passage to and from school, launching more after-school programs and joint-use programs to make schools into community centers. He predicted that the district would try to make him look like a “power-hungry” bad guy, but said he wouldn’t give up. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Breaking News: Well-known Derry dissident republican arrested in connection with Glenties murder

first_imgA man has been arrested in Donegal today in connection with the murder of former Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson.Donald was executed at his home outside Glenties in April 2006 after it was revealed he was operating as an M15 spy.The Real IRA later admitted responsibility for his murder. A number of people have been arrested in connection with his death but none have ever been charged.The man, a leading dissident republican figure from Derry, was arrested by Gardai.The arrested man is understood to be Gary Donnelly, a councillor on Derry/Strabane District Council.He was arrested by Gardai at a commemoration ceremony taking place in West Donegal.  The late Denis DonaldsonHe is currently being questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.The inquest into Mr Donalson’s death has been delayed at least 19 times for various reasons.His family taking legal action against the authorities.Much of the delay centres around an alleged journal which Donaldson was writing after being outed as an M15 operative.Breaking News: Well-known Derry dissident republican arrested in connection with Glenties murder was last modified: January 10th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestDenis DonaldsonDerrydonegalGlentiesmurderlast_img read more

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Ipsa to double power generation

first_imgIndependent power producer Independent Power Southern Africa (Ipsa) is to double the generating capacity of the coal-fired power plant it is developing in the Eastern Cape province, from 500 megawatts to 1 000 megawatts, by the addition of new steam turbine units. “The board believes that there is a significant competitive advantage for Ipsa in meeting South Africa’s chronic shortage of generation capacity by bringing significant additional capacity into service in South Africa in the shortest possible time-frame to help alleviate the current power crisis in the region,” the company said. As a result, Ipsa and Strategic Natural Resources have agreed new terms to increase the scale of the power plant, and to transport coal from the mine to other parts of the Eastern Cape. Ipsa already owns and operates a gas-fired plant in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, which was the first independent power plant in South Africa, and is also developing 1 600 megawatts of combined cycle gas turbine generation capacity at the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth. According to a statement by Ipsa earlier this month, the company has been developing a mine-mouth power plant at the Indwe-based mine, which controlled by Elitheni Coal. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material In order to accelerate the construction of its initial coal-fired capacity, Ipsa is focusing on the installation of circulating fluidised bed boilers of around 75 megawatts each. “These imported boilers, which are of proven technology and manufactured to standards accepted in South Africa, have a shorter delivery and installation time, around two years to commissioning, compared with the four- to five-year lead time of the large-scale boilers favoured by Eskom and international developers,” Ipsa said. Faster boiler delivery times and an ability to source matching smaller steam turbines means that Ipsa is able to cut development time at Indwe and other locations around the Eastern Cape, so that the first generating units are commissioned by 2010. Proven technology Competitive advantage Ipsa also plans to develop between 250 and 300 megawatts of power at two different sites, while a second phase includes a further 400 megawatt expansion to the Indwe plant and at least 300 megawatts for a plant to be built near East London – where no significant on-grid capacity exists. However, Elitheni’s controlling shareholder, AIM-listed Strategic Natural Resources, announced an increase in the mine’s proven and inferred coal reserves and also commenced commercial operations by the start of the month. SAinfo reporter 22 September 2008last_img read more

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Tennis SA overhauls its Fed Cup system

first_img18 March 2014Earl Grainger, South Africa’s newly appointed Fed Cup captain, is on a mission to improve women’s tennis in the country. On Monday, Grainger, together with Tennis South Africa, announced a complete overhaul of the Fed Cup system in the country.A Fed Cup squad comprising of 15 of the country’s top senior and junior players has been confirmed for 2014, and for the first time in years it includes South Africa’s highest ranked women’s singles player, Chani Scheepers, who last made herself available for Fed Cup duty in 2005.Grainger said that he had held long discussions with Scheepers, who was very excited by the new plans.‘Totally committed’“Chani assured me that she is totally committed to South African tennis,” Grainger said in a statement.“We spoke about her not being available for Fed Cup in the past and we discussed the future. Chani wants to help us in every possible way and I was delighted that she agreed to be part of the Fed Cup squad.”SquadTwelve of the 15 squad members were announced on Monday. They are: Chani Scheepers; Chanel Simmonds; Natasha Fourouclas; Madrie Le Roux; Natalie Grandin; Ilze Hattingh; Michelle Sammons; Lynn Kiro; Zani Barnard; Lee Barnard; Theresa Van Zyl; and Janet Koch. Three more players will be added to the squad shortly.The players in the squad were selected according to their world rankings and participation on the WTA Tour. Juniors with potential were also considered and players that supported the TSA tournament programme were given added consideration.Euro Africa Group 2 tournamentGrainger said that he would announce his Fed Cup team on Friday to play in the Euro Africa Group 2 tournament in Lithuania from 16 to 19 April.“I will be monitoring the players, their progress and their schedules at all times,” Grainger explained. “I will also be at all major local and international tournaments to watch the players compete and be on hand at these events to offer them advice.”ConsultantsTennis South Africa also confirmed that two consultants – seasoned doubles specialist Natalie Grandin of Durban and leading coach Allan Karam of Pretoria – would work with Grainger on the Fed Cup project. Grandin and Karam would be on hand not only to advise Grainger but also to work with the players in the squad.Karam said that the aim was to build for the future. “Let’s not be fooled, there is plenty of talent in our country. All we need to do is identify players, nurture and develop their skills, and look at long term success for our country.“I am optimistic about this new look Fed Cup project. As long as we give the girls every opportunity available to enable them to progress and develop, this added support will for sure assist them in becoming successful professional players, which will in turn be good for our Fed Cup hopes,” Karam added.He warned, however, that the road ahead would be a big challenge. “It’s not going to be easy, but Earl has some really great and positive vision, and Natalie and I look forward to the challenge.”‘This is a great idea’Grandin shared a similar view to Karam, and was feeling positive about her involvement with the project. “I am and have always been happy to help Tennis South Africa,” she said. “I think this is a great idea and I am sure that with all my years of experience playing in the Fed Cup team, and on the pro tour, I will be able to help South Africa move up to Group 1. The team definitely has enough talent to move up and be a strong contender in years to come.”Free of charge training squads for the players are planned to be held at least four times a year, with the players in the squad being given top class technical, physical and mental training to prepare them for the professional tour.‘Hard, dedicated work’“Hard, dedicated work will enable the girls to earn a place in the squad. My plan is to give the girls something that they have never experienced before and after each squad session I really want the girls to have gained enormously from the technical, physical and mental sessions we will offer them,” Grainger said.He warned, though, that the players would have to work hard and win matches to keep their spots in the squad. “I need a hard working bunch of players that are totally committed to their game, to Tennis South Africa and the country as a whole. If they are not committed and show signs of poor performance they will stand a chance of losing their spot in the squad,” he said.The first squad session will be held at Johannesburg’s Bedfordview Tennis Club from 9 to 12 April.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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5 Best Geocaching Posts of 2014

first_imgNow, brag a little bit, share your top geocaching moment of 2014 in comments below. Who knows, we might just contact you to post the story here on The Geocaching Blog.Share with your Friends:More The 14th year of geocaching is coming to close. Our passion for adventure this past year bubbled over with Personality, First to Finds, Wet Surprises, a Message in a Bottle and another epic First to Find. Those are your Top 5 Posts of 2014. Click on any post to see what the fuss is about.5) Epic First to Find 43) Wet Surprises – The Video32) First to Find – After 4,355 Days21) Take the Geocaching Personality Quiz1 54) Message in a Bottle  SharePrint Related#Geocaching Instagram: 30kMarch 20, 2015In “Community”Epic Find, Epic Selfie — Kjerag (GCXKXJ) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 23, 2014In “Community”14 Geocaching New Year’s Resolutions Revealed for 2014January 6, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

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New Kid on the Block… Again: Helping Military Kids Cope with Relocation and Bullying

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr.Is there a more quintessential bullying target than “the new kid”? As someone who attended far more than one school throughout my childhood education, I can say with conviction that being “the new kid” can be a struggle. Changing schools can be a profound burden for kids. Not only do they have to leave behind all of the friends they have made at their previous schools, but they also have to try to fit into a new environment full of kids who have pre-established relationships. Now imagine having to do this every two to three years. That’s how frequently military personnel are typically transferred to new locations, meaning that their kids may attend as many as nine schools (Elfman, 2017).What Does Relocation have to do with Bullying?According to Marci Hertz, a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention, any perception of a child as somehow “different” by his or her peers can be a catalyst for bullying (Arrington, 2013). For military-connected kids, differences from peers can be abundant. As the “new kid” at school, kids who have relocated start out different from their new schoolmates immediately. In addition, military-connected kids may have very different home lives from those of their peers.This can lead to isolation and feeling like an outsider when transitioning into a new school environment. Matthew Gladden, another scientist working within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention, further notes that bullying is not always physical and can manifest through verbal aggression and cyber bullying as well (Arrington, 2013).What Can Parents Do?Hertz states that parents can play an important role in the prevention of bullying through proper role modeling at home (Arrington, 2013). What kids see at home often shapes their own behavior; so, demonstrating that bullying is not okay at home will lead to imitation of good values and behaviors. Hertz also encourages parents to ask their kids if they are being bullied at school, and stresses the importance of staying aware of the social circles with which their children are affiliated (Arrington, 2013). Finally, military parents specifically, should make an effort to familiarize themselves with local bullying policies in their schools and communities, as these often vary between locations (Arrington, 2013). Relocation can obviously be stressful for the entire family and moving represents only one of the many unique stressors military families face. But, keeping an open dialogue amongst the entire family when acclimating to a new location can help minimize the potential for a negative impact on everyone.What Can Providers Do?Stop Bullying.gov provides information on what mental health professionals can do to prevent bullying, as well. This includes collecting and analyzing data to inform bullying prevention initiatives and monitoring their effectiveness. In addition, Most of these strategies focus on collaboration between mental health professionals, both within the school system and outside of it, and the community at large to engage in community-based prevention strategies. This includes developing policies to guide appropriate student behaviors. They also provide several resources dealing with bullying for mental health professionals to reference.Further ResourcesJoin the MFLN Family Development team on March 22nd, 2018 at 11:00 am Eastern for a free webinar presented by Dr. Lauren Marlotte which will focus on three different types of violence impacting youth including bullying, relationship violence in teens, and school shootings. Dr. Marlotte will provide participants with information on trauma-informed approaches to polishing the protective shields of parents and youth in the face of danger and violence.If it’s too late for you to join us in person, don’t despair! Our webinars are recorded for viewing at any time on our website, as well as YouTube; and CEUs are available for one year after the live event!The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.ReferencesArrington, Y. R. (2013). Bully prevention resources for military families. Air Force Medical Service, Retrieved from: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Media-Center/Display/Article/583100/bully-prevention-resources-for-military-families/Elfman, L. (2018). Schools make room for the military. Education Digest, 83(6), 52-56.last_img read more

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Are You Experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder?

first_img Picture created in Canva by Alicia Cassels. Return to article. Long DescriptionWhat is Seasonal Affective Disorder?Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression which is also referred to as SAD. Although a small portion of individuals experience SAD in the spring and summer, SAD tends to be experienced during the fall and winter months by the vast majority of people. It is important to recognize the potentially serious symptoms associated with SAD, a condition that may require medical treatment.What are the symptoms of SAD?According to the American Psychiatric Association, symptoms of SAD can vary from mild to severe and may include:Feeling of sadness or depressed moodMarked loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyedChanges in appetite; usually eating more, craving carbohydratesChange in sleep; usually sleeping too muchLoss of energy or increased fatigue despite increased sleep hoursIncrease in restless activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speechFeeling worthless or guiltyTrouble concentrating or making decisionsThoughts of death or suicide or attempts at suicideSAD may begin at any age, but it typically starts when a person is between ages 18 and 30What Causes SAD?According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, while the exact causes of SAD are unknown, researchers have identified some biological clues:“People with SAD may have trouble regulating one of the key neurotransmitters involved in mood, serotonin. One study found that people with SAD have 5 percent more serotonin transporter protein in winter months than summer months. Higher serotonin transporter protein leaves less serotonin available at the synapse because the function of the transporter is to recycle neurotransmitter back into the pre-synaptic neuron.People with SAD may overproduce the hormone melatonin. Darkness increases production of melatonin, which regulates sleep. As winter days become shorter, melatonin production increases, leaving people with SAD to feel sleepier and more lethargic, often with delayed circadian rhythms.People with SAD also may produce less Vitamin D. Vitamin D is believed to play a role in serotonin activity. Vitamin D insufficiency may be associated with clinically significant depression symptoms.”What are the Risk Factors for SAD?According to the Mayo Clinic:SAD is diagnosed more often in women than in men.SAD is diagnosed more frequently in younger adults than in older adults.People with SAD may be more likely to have blood relatives with SAD or another form of depression.Symptoms of depression may worsen seasonally if you have depression or bi-polar disorder.SAD appears to be more common among people who live far north or south of the equator. This may be due to decreased sunlight during the winter and longer days during the summer months.How is SAD treated?Your treatment provider will work with you to develop a specific treatment plan based on a number of available treatment options. Treatment interventions for SAD may include Bright Light Therapy (BLT) or phototherapy, which works to replace sunshine using artificial light. BLT typically involves sitting in front of a light box which emits full spectrum light similar to sunlight, while filtering out ultraviolet rays. Additional treatment interventions for SAD include Vitamin D, counseling, and/or antidepressant medication (Melrose, 2015).What should you do if you think you may be experiencing SAD?SAD is a form of depression. It is important to seek the help of a trained medical professional if you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of SAD. A medical provider or mental health professional can develop a diagnosis and work with you to identify appropriate treatment options. The National Institute of Mental Health offers additional information and resources on SAD and depression. SAD can present very serious symptoms. If you are currently experiencing serious symptoms, the American Psychiatric Association offers this recommendation:“If you feel the depression is severe or if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, consult a doctor immediately or seek help at the closest emergency room.”National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800-273-TALK (8255).References and Resources:Melrose S. (2015). Seasonal Affective Disorder: An Overview of Assessment and Treatment Approaches. Depression research and treatment, 2015, 178564.NIMH » Seasonal Affective DisorderSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) – Symptoms and Causes Written by Alicia Cassels, MFLN Program Development Specialist, Auburn Universitylast_img read more

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