Saturday, January 25, 2020

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...

 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...

 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 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,...

 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,...

 I live near Syracuse. Needless to say, cloud cover is intense. I have been suffering depression more acutely since moving here, especially since my...

A reader asks:  I live near Syracuse. Needless to say, cloud cover is intense. I have been suffering depression more acutely since moving here, especially...

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 know I have depression, and I have been using Prozac for four years with some relief. Summers have been greatly improved, but especially...

A reader asks:  I know I have depression, and I have been using Prozac for four years with some relief. Summers have been greatly improved,...

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...

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...

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