Hometown, Alaska: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Brittany-SAD light
In addition to her highlighter collection, plants, and family photos, a SAD light hovers over Brittany when she sits at APTI’s front desk during the winter months.

Alaskans are at the deepest trough of winter darkness, just five days to the bottom — Winter Solstice, Dec. 21. If you’re feeling the absence of light and seek some relief, listen as three experts discuss the latest on Seasonal Affective Disorder. Joining host Kathleen McCoy, psychiatrist Aron Wolf,  SAD lights vendor Joe Vergnetti, and a UAA Student Health & Counseling nurse practitioner Georgia DeKeyser Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 on Hometown, Alaska.

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HOST: Kathleen McCoy, independent journalist


  • Dr. Aron S. Wolf, MD, local psychiatrist
  • Joe Vergnetti, SAD lights vendor, Lake Otis Pharmacy
  • Georgia DeKeyser, nurse practitioner, UAA Student Health & Counseling Center

LIVE: Wed, December 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wed, December 16, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.


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