Norman E. Rosenthal

Norman Rosenthal
Norman E. Rosenthal (born 1950) is a South African author, psychiatrist and scientist who in the 1980s first described winter depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and pioneered the use of light therapy for its treatment.wikipedia
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Seasonal affective disorder

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Norman E. Rosenthal (born 1950) is a South African author, psychiatrist and scientist who in the 1980s first described winter depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and pioneered the use of light therapy for its treatment. It was here that he studied the disorders of mood, sleep, and biological rhythms and was the first psychiatrist to describe and diagnose Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
SAD was formally described and named in 1984 by Norman E. Rosenthal and colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Transcendental Meditation technique

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More recently Rosenthal has written a book on the Transcendental Meditation technique and conducted research on its potential influence on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Professor of psychiatry Norman E. Rosenthal writes that during the training given by a certified TM teacher, "each student is assigned a specific mantra or sound, with instructions on its proper use".

National Institute of Mental Health

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He established a private practice and conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a researcher and senior researcher for more than twenty years. At the same time, he began a research fellowship with Frederick Goodwin at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
In 1984, Norman E. Rosenthal, a psychiatrist and NIMH researcher, pioneered seasonal affective disorder, coined the term SAD, and began studying the use of light therapy as a treatment.

Transcendence (Rosenthal book)

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In 2011, he published Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation, which debuted at number seven on the New York Times' Best Sellers: Hardcover Advice, How-To And Miscellaneous list.
Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation is a book written by psychiatrist and researcher Norman E. Rosenthal, published in 2011 by the Tarcher imprint of the Penguin Group.

Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire

In 1984, he developed the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire, a widely-used screening tool for seasonality.
It was first developed by American psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal and his National Institute of Mental Health colleagues in 1984, and continues to be widely used.

Light therapy

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Norman E. Rosenthal (born 1950) is a South African author, psychiatrist and scientist who in the 1980s first described winter depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and pioneered the use of light therapy for its treatment.

South Africa

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Rosenthal was born and educated in South Africa but moved to the United States to complete his medical training.

United States

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Rosenthal was born and educated in South Africa but moved to the United States to complete his medical training.

Research

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He established a private practice and conducted research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a researcher and senior researcher for more than twenty years.

Mood disorder

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It was here that he studied the disorders of mood, sleep, and biological rhythms and was the first psychiatrist to describe and diagnose Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Chronobiology

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It was here that he studied the disorders of mood, sleep, and biological rhythms and was the first psychiatrist to describe and diagnose Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Johannesburg

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Rosenthal was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.

University of the Witwatersrand

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(equivalent of an M.D.) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Surgery at Johannesburg General Hospital.

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

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(equivalent of an M.D.) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and completed an internship in Internal Medicine and Surgery at Johannesburg General Hospital.

New York State Psychiatric Institute

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He moved to the United States to further his education as a resident, and then became Chief Resident in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital

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He moved to the United States to further his education as a resident, and then became Chief Resident in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Frederick K. Goodwin

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At the same time, he began a research fellowship with Frederick Goodwin at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bethesda, Maryland

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At the same time, he began a research fellowship with Frederick Goodwin at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Jet lag

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In total, he has written nine books, including one on the topic of jet lag, and published 200 scholarly papers.

Rockville, Maryland

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He became the Medical Director of Capital Clinical Research Associates in Rockville, Maryland in 2001 and is currently its CEO.

Posttraumatic stress disorder

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More recently Rosenthal has written a book on the Transcendental Meditation technique and conducted research on its potential influence on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Bipolar disorder

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He continues to conduct research on pediatric and adolescent SAD, pharmaceutical treatments for SAD and the effects of light therapy on seasonal bipolar disorder and circadian rhythms.

Circadian rhythm

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He continues to conduct research on pediatric and adolescent SAD, pharmaceutical treatments for SAD and the effects of light therapy on seasonal bipolar disorder and circadian rhythms.

American Psychiatric Association

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According to his web site, Rosenthal has received the A.P.A. New York District Branch prize for paper written by a resident, the Psychiatric Institute Alumni Prize for best research performed by Psychiatric Institute Resident, the Public Health Service Commendation Medal, the Anna Monika Foundation Award for Depression Research, the Public Health Service Outstanding Service Award.

Major depressive disorder

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In 1980, his team at NIMH admitted a patient with depression who had observed seasonal changes within himself and thought previous research regarding melatonin release at night may be able to help him.