Thursday, November 15, 2018

How do I know if I am suffering from depression or am only having a long mood swing?

A reader asks:  How do I know if I am suffering from depression or am only having a long mood swing? Answer: From Mood Swings to Depression The...

Regardless of the season, on rainy and cloudy days I feel so depressed that I often find life too hard to live. And on...

A reader asks:  Regardless of the season, on rainy and cloudy days I feel so depressed that I often find life too hard to live....

 I have been using a light box, the one you recommend, for about a month. I use it for a half hour, generally between...

A reader asks:  I have been using a light box, the one you recommend, for about a month. I use it for a half hour,...

 Having been diagnosed with adult attention deficit disorder (ADD) and depression, I have been on medication for both but feel worse during the winter...

A reader asks:  Having been diagnosed with adult attention deficit disorder (ADD) and depression, I have been on medication for both but feel worse during...

Do you have any suggestions for someone who has suffered with summer depression for years. …

A reader asks:  Do you have any suggestions for someone who has suffered with summer depression for years. Obviously the light box won't work. I...

Do you agree with the opinion that SAD should be treated simultaneously by light, regularly scheduled exercise and proper diet? …

A reader asks:  Do you agree with the opinion that SAD should be treated simultaneously by light, regularly scheduled exercise and proper diet? Or do...

 I have been treated for major depression and bipolar disorder for several years, with different medications, but with no significant relief! Recently, I purchased...

A reader asks:  I have been treated for major depression and bipolar disorder for several years, with different medications, but with no significant relief! Recently,...

What is sundowning, and what symptoms occur with this? Is light therapy something that should be considered? The individual is suffering from depression, irritablility...

A reader asks:  What is sundowning, and what symptoms occur with this? Is light therapy something that should be considered? The individual is suffering from...

If I am using light therapy to combat depression, and doing so resets my clock earlier …

A reader asks:  In the answer to question #1498 you wrote, "This is the time interval during which you can most easily reset your clock...

This may sound strange: Is there an opposite disorder to SAD where sunlight actually depresses you? …

A reader asks:  This may sound strange: Is there an opposite disorder to SAD where sunlight actually depresses you? I've struggled with sunlight for about...

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