Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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...

I suffer from a VERY serious condition of summer depression. Each year around this time (April) I start to become very worried about the...

A reader asks:  I suffer from a VERY serious condition of summer depression. Each year around this time (April) I start to become very worried...

 I have several questions about medication for treating SAD. I have heard of agomelatine, a new (but not yet available) antidepressant that has effects...

A reader asks:  I have several questions about medication for treating SAD. I have heard of agomelatine, a new (but not yet available) antidepressant that...

I recently took your very interesting and informative on-line questionnaires. The feedback was that I probably have a mild to moderate depression with strong...

A reader asks:  I recently took your very interesting and informative on-line questionnaires. The feedback was that I probably have a mild to moderate depression...

Are there any New York State programs that will offer free treatment for a bipolar adult? …

A reader asks:  Are there any New York State programs that will offer free treatment for a bipolar adult? He is just a little over...

Can jet lag cause depression and anxiety? I experienced my first major depressive episode at age 26 and have been wondering whether it was...

A reader asks:  Can jet lag cause depression and anxiety? I experienced my first major depressive episode at age 26 and have been wondering whether...