Friday, June 5, 2020

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...

There’s no magic about the date of time change. Some people with SAD, or those with the less severe winter doldrums, begin to feel...

A reader asks:  There's no magic about the date of time change. Some people with SAD, or those with the less severe winter doldrums, begin...

I have suffered from mild to moderate Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for years…

A reader asks: I have suffered from mild to moderate Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  for years. It usually begins in late November. In the last...

I experience advanced sleep phase syndrome (ASPS) in addition to SAD. My understanding of SAD is to treat it with morning light. My understanding...

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

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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