Saturday, June 15, 2019

I experience advanced sleep phase disorder (ASPD) in addition to SAD. …

A reader asks: I experience advanced sleep phase disorder (ASPD) in addition to SAD. My understanding of SAD is to treat it with morning light....

I believe I may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) …

A reader asks: I believe I may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). I'm often in a good mood in summer. However, my mood gets worse...

I’d like to try a dawn simulator because I want to get up at 6 a.m. …

A reader asks:  I'd like to try a dawn simulator because I want to get up at 6 a.m., and the sun isn't up yet...

Can you tell me if sunbeds help in treatment of seasonal affective disorder?

A reader asks:  Can you tell me if sunbeds help in treatment of seasonal affective disorder? Answer: The provisional, but strong answer is No! The essence of...

I am a 22-year-old female who has had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for almost two years. During that time, my sleep has been awful....

A reader asks:  I am a 22-year-old female who has had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for almost two years. During that time, my sleep has...

Fall has arrived. I still feel OK, but I am trying to decide when to start light therapy. Should I start with the time...

A reader asks:  Fall has arrived. I still feel OK, but I am trying to decide when to start light therapy. Should I start with...

I’ve been using light therapy for SAD for about a month and have found it tremendously helpful for my mood. …

A reader asks:  I've been using light therapy for SAD for about a month and have found it tremendously helpful for my mood. I suffered...

I have at least some degree of depression on a year-round basis with a worsening in the winter months. …

A reader asks:  I have at least some degree of depression on a year-round basis with a worsening in the winter months. In the past,...

Does seasonal affective disorder subside in more temperate climates?

A reader asks: Does seasonal affective disorder subside in more temperate climates?   Answer: Although exceptions to the rule have been reported in some surveys, in general, Seasonal...

Do people who suffer from SAD usually have circadian rhythms that are somewhat “off”? …

A reader asks: Do people who suffer from SAD usually have circadian rhythms that are somewhat "off"? I am just curious since you have said...

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