Sunday, December 15, 2019

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’ve been using light therapy for SAD for about a month and have found it tremendously helpful for my mood. …

A reader asks:  I've been using light therapy for SAD for about a month and have found it tremendously helpful for my mood. I suffered...

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...

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...

I am a 22-year-old female who has had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for almost two years. During that time, my sleep has been awful....

A reader asks:  I am a 22-year-old female who has had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for almost two years. During that time, my sleep has...

 I have recently been diagnosed with SAD and am about to purchase a light box. Both Medicaid and Medicare have refused to contribute toward...

A reader asks:  I have recently been diagnosed with SAD and am about to purchase a light box. Both Medicaid and Medicare have refused to...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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