Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I believe I may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) …

A reader asks: I believe I may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). I'm often in a good mood in summer. However, my mood gets worse...

I experience advanced sleep phase disorder (ASPD) in addition to SAD. …

A reader asks: I experience advanced sleep phase disorder (ASPD) in addition to SAD. My understanding of SAD is to treat it with morning light....

I’d like to try a dawn simulator because I want to get up at 6 a.m. …

A reader asks:  I'd like to try a dawn simulator because I want to get up at 6 a.m., and the sun isn't up yet...

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...

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 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...

If one is sensitive to some fluorescent light — for example, I get migraines — can light boxes be used to treat SAD?

A reader asks:  If one is sensitive to some fluorescent light -- for example, I get migraines -- can light boxes be used to treat...

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...

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...

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