Friday, April 19, 2019

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 disorder (ASPD) 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 (ASPD) 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...

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...

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...

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...

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