Saturday, September 21, 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)



are the winter blues real?Are the Winter Blues Real?
What are the winter blues?
Do they persist across the lifespan?
What are the risk factors for this
condition? Why is there a
question about whether it is real?

light box
Drawing for CET by Theresa Desrochers © 2018 |

Light Therapy for Beginners: Six Steps
What kind of light box should you get? And what time of day is best for sessions for you personally? Do you need professional supervision?

Blog Posts
Traveling Light: Why I brought my light to Chicago
Our intrepid reporter hones
in on her treatment of
choice at an airport.

Bright Light Therapy
When was bright light pioneered as a treatment for SAD? How has it been used for sleep disorders? What other problems may it cure?

Sneaky SADSneaky SAD: How Seasonal Affective Disorder sneaked up on me, symptom by symptom.
Our self-observant reporter notices a parade of symptoms, and reacts with the wisdom of experience.

Light Box Selection CriteriaLight Box Selection Criteria
Dozens of light box models crowd stores and websites – and they ae not regulated by the FDA. What to you need to look for in a light box to make sure it is safe, and effective?

Treatment with a Light Box and Ionizer
Andrea’s Story: Up Close and Personal with an Ionizer
When people think of treatment for seasonal affective disorder, light therapy usually comes to mind. Here is an evidence-based alternative.

Bright Light Exposure RisksBright Light Exposure Risks
What preexisting medical conditions and medications pose a problem with bright light therapy?

For more information about light therapy for SAD, and other types of depression, see All About Light Therapy.

For more information about negative air ion treatment for SAD, see popular articles here, and scholarly articles here.

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