Friday, October 18, 2019

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...

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 experience advanced sleep phase syndrome (ASPS) in addition to SAD. …

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....

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...

Does SAD typically get more severe over the years? Is it common to have anxiety with it?

A reader asks:  Does SAD typically get more severe over the years? Is it common to have anxiety with it? Answer: Many, but not all, SAD patients...

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 believe I have SAD as I know my body and mind respond favorably during summer months and I get depressed when we lose...

A reader asks:  I believe I have SAD as I know my body and mind respond favorably during summer months and I get depressed when...

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...

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...

I suffer from SAD and was wondering if UV light (from a sunbed) has any benefits?

A reader asks:  I suffer from SAD and was wondering if UV light (from a sunbed) has any benefits? Answer: As best we know, the mechanism of...

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