Monday, March 30, 2020

Why do I wake up at 4:30 every morning no matter what time I go to bed?

A reader asks: Why do I wake up at 4:30 every morning no matter what time I go to bed? Answer: We can make an intelligent guess....

We are a military family

A reader asks: We are a military family that moves every three years. However, we all suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). What states would...

I get the impression from everything I have read that exposure to light at the time of waking

A reader asks: I get the impression from everything I have read that exposure to light at the time of waking is important for fighting...

What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)?

A reader asks: What is Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)? Answer: DSPS is a circadian rhythm disorder in which the internal body clock is synchronized abnormally late...

Andrea’s Story: Up Close and Personal with an Ionizer

Excerpted from Reset Your Inner Clock: The Drug-free Way to Your Best-Ever Sleep, Mood, and Energy Michael Terman, PhD, and Ian McMahan, PhD Andrea M, 23,...

Winter Blues – When to Consider Drugs

Winter Blues: When to Consider Drugs Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) is the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of seasonal...

A Howl from the Wolf of Winter Blues

A Listen to the Real Scoop on Seasonal Affective Disorder. Whoever would have imagined our Elizabeth's transformation into a foreboding spirit that rules the winter...

Sneaky SAD: How Seasonal Affective Disorder sneaked up on me, symptom by symptom.

Abigail gets fooled. The fall of 2015 was the warmest and brightest on record in New York, and winter depression seemed a distant thought....

How Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Endanger Your Health

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD How Can You Find a Shortcut to Spring When the Chips are Down? Welcome back, Dr. Elizabeth Saenger, who graced us last spring...

Light Therapy, Antidepressant Meds—Either/Or? Both?

Light therapy can fight both seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Non-seasonal includes bipolar and major depressive disorders, and depression during pregnancy and old age. Then...

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