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Dr. Alan Hirsch suggests a special smell therapy for anyone suffering from mild seasonal depression.


Helping Seasonal Affective Disorder with the sense of smell

by Rachel Menitoff
Jun 7, 2014


Smell Therapy #1

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According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, certain scents can actually alleviate "winter blues."

Even in the warmer days of summer, it's hard to shake the memories of the year's harsh winter.

 The darkness and cold left many Chicagoans with the blues. But a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder may be right under your nose. Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of the Smell and Taste Research Foundation, has a few tips to help Chicagoans prepare for the darkness and cold of next winter.