Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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 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...

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...

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...

What is the impact of SAD on hormone levels, especially estrogens, prolactin, testosterone and luteinizing hormone? Is it possible that SAD reduces their levels?...

A reader asks: What is the impact of SAD on hormone levels, especially estrogens, prolactin, testosterone and luteinizing hormone? Is it possible that SAD reduces...

I understand that only a small percentage of the population exhibits symptoms clinically significant enough to be diagnosed as being seasonal affective disorder (SAD)....

A reader asks: I understand that only a small percentage of the population exhibits symptoms clinically significant enough to be diagnosed as being seasonal affective...

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...

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...

My 12-year-old son was diagnosed with SAD when he was about eight. He has suffered since he was six, if not younger. I have...

A reader asks:  My 12-year-old son was diagnosed with SAD when he was about eight. He has suffered since he was six, if not younger....

I have at least some degree of depression on a year-round basis with a worsening in the winter months. …

A reader asks:  I have at least some degree of depression on a year-round basis with a worsening in the winter months. In the past,...

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