Monday, April 22, 2019

I work in our local cancer research center. A lovely man comes in who may be suffering with SAD syndrome. 1. Should he first...

A reader asks:  I work in our local cancer research center. A lovely man comes in who may be suffering with SAD syndrome. 1. Should...

I understand that only a small percentage of the population exhibits symptoms clinically significant enough to be diagnosed as being seasonal affective disorder (SAD)....

A reader asks: I understand that only a small percentage of the population exhibits symptoms clinically significant enough to be diagnosed as being seasonal affective...

Does the changing length of day and the time of natural sunrise/sunset affect the optimum-time calculation for light therapy?

A reader asks:  Does the changing length of day and the time of natural sunrise/sunset affect the optimum-time calculation for light therapy? Answer: Only indirectly. Our internal...

From what I gather, UV light is not a necessary component to help combat the symptoms of SAD or clinical depression. Is this correct?

A reader asks:  From what I gather, UV light is not a necessary component to help combat the symptoms of SAD or clinical depression. Is...

Are light visors effective in treating SAD? I have found one that emits 2500 lux. Is this light output strong enough to counteract SAD?

A reader asks: Are light visors effective in treating SAD? I have found one that emits 2500 lux. Is this light output strong enough to...

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’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...

If a SAD person sleeps with the bedroom window covered to block night street lights, will their ability to wake in the morning be...

A reader asks:  If a SAD person sleeps with the bedroom window covered to block night street lights, will their ability to wake in the...

What is the impact of SAD on hormone levels, especially estrogens, prolactin, testosterone and luteinizing hormone? Is it possible that SAD reduces their levels?...

A reader asks: What is the impact of SAD on hormone levels, especially estrogens, prolactin, testosterone and luteinizing hormone? Is it possible that SAD reduces...

I seem to have reverse SAD–every year I get depressed in April and it gets worse until end of summer. I feel my best...

A reader asks: I seem to have reverse SAD--every year I get depressed in April and it gets worse until end of summer. I feel...

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