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Hello all,

Not sure if this forum is UK or not, but the weather has been grim here and I am feeling sluggish, sad and mopey and a big sense of foreboding about the winter.

So I'm doing a bit of preparation and planning for it. I live in a really cold house but we share the bills so I can't just crank the heating up whenever I need it. Being warm or not makes ...
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can't live without sun and extreme heat

This Winter for me has been one of the worst Winters of my life. It's been an extremely painful and sad ride through the coldest, darkest, grayest time of the year. Though the days have gotten longer it still isn't enough. I need a combination of sunlight and extreme heat to be able to feel much of anything good at all. Without it life is completely worthless to me. Every pleasure in the world means ...
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The colour blue...


As an art student and a S.A.D. sufferer, I have recently been producing work relating to my disorder (winter focused) and the sensations related to sunlight and the colours blue/violet.

I'd like to ask a few questions in order to inform my work, it would be very kind of you and I would really appreciate it. Sorry if they seem strange, but they are as follows:

1 - Do you find yourself often noticing ...
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Children and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Hi, I'm posting here in complete parental desperation. My husband and I have a 9 year old that has SAD. Our pediatrician (a behavioral specialist) has referred us to a pediatric psychologist in an attempt to help our son. We've tried light therapy with a 10K lumen therapy light before 10am everyday for several months to no avail. We've literally tried everything we know: diet, exercise, light therapy, tae kwan do. Nothing has worked. He's ...
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boyfriend of a year has depression and s.a.d. wants to be si

Im a 43 year female and been seeing a 36 year old male ( he suffers with S.A.D. and struggles with his emotions ..been going out for a year everything’s has been great with the relationship, but we are an hour away from each other, we have been seeing each other mainly every 2 weeks but sometimes it was ¾ weeks due to life getting in the way iv always tried to understand. He doesn’t ...
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Has anyone heard of Sunsprite?

Saw an article about this device, http://igg.me/at/sunsprite. Like a Fitbit for light therapy. Apparently it tracks if you get enough bright light to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder and depression. Does anyone know if this would be useful? I use a light box, but I don't know if I do it right.
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Long term use of antidepressants for SAD

Hi all,

For the first time in my life I have suffered from depression in the summer. I have been taking prozac 40mg for 6 years and managed to successfully avoid the severe depression that once used to plague me in the winter. These recurrent depressions had me hospitalized once due to my suicidal tendencies. Depression always vanished in the summer. I'm just wondering if it was a good idea to be prescribed medication long ...
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Latley, I have been so depressed, like in the last few days. Everything that has gone wrong, or every bad thing I have done has just made me depressed, I am only 16. I have not been out in days, feel so lonely and stupid. I have bad things but I have OCD which makes it even worse. I am suffering from false memories and every single OCD you could think off, any medications or ...
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What causes mood swings?

I now see where mood swings come from. A past or present memory of a bad circumstances. The memory causes the person to have mood swings. There's the way things are and the way things (should be according to the current mood). Mood like words can help or hurt the person depending on the circumstances of the situation. I see and feel this where you see ...
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