I'm Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Psychiatrist, Author & Scientist who first described Seasonal Affective Disorder. AMAA!
It's been a while since I've used Reddit but I'm excited to be back! I will be here from 1pm to 3pm EST.
Background: I have maintained a private practice in the Maryland suburbs for the past 34 years and have spent 20 years as a researcher at the NIMH and over 10 in my own organization studying disorders of mood (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety, sleep, ADHD and biological rhythms. I also pioneered the use of Light Therapy for treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka the Winter Blues) and Transcendental Meditation for combat related PTSD.
In total, I have written eight books, and published 200 scholarly papers. Subscribers of my newsletter can download for free the first 2 chapters of my latest book "The Gift of Adversity" here www.normanrosenthal.com
Edit: COMING BACK
It's been fantastic to interact with you folks. I love your questions and want to hear more of them. I am taking a break till 7:30 EST and then I'll be back -- so hit me up with your questions and let's have some fun
Edit: THANKS, REDDIT AND GOODBYE FOR NOW
It's been great spending some time with you all again. If you want to find out more about me and my work, check out my website at normanrosenthal.com Also, if you want to find out about my life -- and the most important lessons I have learned from it -- check out my latest book: