Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Why is it that drug therapy for SAD should not continue year-round, as you say in question #1337?

A reader asks:  Why is it that drug therapy for SAD should not continue year-round, as you say in question #1337? I have heard from...

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...

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...

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...

Has the amount and timing of melatonin supplements been established for treating SAD?

A reader asks:  Has the amount and timing of melatonin supplements been established for treating SAD? Answer: Despite many press accounts to the contrary, clinical trials thus...

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...

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...

Is there any correlation between core body temperature and SAD? I have noticed that my body temperature drops markedly when experiencing depression during the...

A reader asks: Is there any correlation between core body temperature and SAD? I have noticed that my body temperature drops markedly when experiencing depression...

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 am a flight attendant, so my sleep patterns are erratic. My work schedules are also varied — sometimes working early mornings and other...

A reader asks: I am a flight attendant, so my sleep patterns are erratic. My work schedules are also varied -- sometimes working early mornings...

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