Friday, June 14, 2019

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...

What is the likelihood that individuals with light sensitivity (photophobia) can also have SAD? …

A reader asks: What is the likelihood that individuals with light sensitivity (photophobia) can also have SAD? The fall/winter months have been consistently difficult for...

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...

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...

 My daughter has been diagnosed with SAD and has purchased a light box which is helping her with waking and sleeping. She is 22...

A reader asks:  My daughter has been diagnosed with SAD and has purchased a light box which is helping her with waking and sleeping. She...

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