Sunday, December 15, 2019

Can light therapy alter endocrine hormone levels? There may be some evidence that TSH levels can be affected, but what about prolactin?

A reader asks:  Can light therapy alter endocrine hormone levels? There may be some evidence that TSH levels can be affected, but what about prolactin? Answer: The...

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...

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....

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...

My husband has been diagnosed with SAD. His doctor told us it is okay to purchase a light box for therapy. He has some...

A reader asks:  My husband has been diagnosed with SAD. His doctor told us it is okay to purchase a light box for therapy. He...

The CET Store offers two different light boxes, one of which uses a color temperature of 6500 Kelvin and the other, 4000 Kelvin. …

A reader asks:  The CET Store offers two different light boxes, one of which uses a color temperature of 6500 Kelvin and the other, 4000...

In all of the books I have read regarding SAD, they show a dawn simulator that looks like a set of track lights. I...

A reader asks:  In all of the books I have read regarding SAD, they show a dawn simulator that looks like a set of track...

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...

Living in upper New York State with low winter daylight, I wonder if flooding the house with overhead bright light to simulate overhead sunshine...

A reader asks: Living in upper New York State with low winter daylight, I wonder if flooding the house with overhead bright light to simulate...

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