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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sunlight or lights: that mimic sunlight (full spectrum lights) can help with SAD. It is something like other types of depression, since getting up and out (especially on ... Read More
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Dr. Grant Brenner
24 years experience Psychiatry
Meds & light: Typically light therapy may help, along with antidepressants. Light therapy has to be of a certain strength of light (quite bright and close) at the ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
SAD: SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5. It is a subtype of major depression. Treating seasonal affective disorde ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depressed mood: Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in the winter, when there is less natural light. It is sometimes treated with light bo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
SAD: Seasonal affective disorder (also called sad) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasona ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
SAD: SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5. It is a subtype of depression. SAD symptoms occur with change in season ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Pretty Common: Depends on where you live & the amount of sunlight there. One recent survey in toronto showed a 3 percent rate in the general population.
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Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Not too: Classic sad isnt that common in my experience but many clinically depressed pts feel worse on overcast days & better when it's sunny--many feel that l ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
SAD: SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5. It is a subtype of major depression. In the US – 1 to 10% of adults exp ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See your doctor: Please see your doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist. Have a full evaluation. Various treatments include phototherapy lights at a minimum of 10, 00 ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
26 years experience Psychiatry
Seek help: There are different options available to address seasonal affective disorder. These include the use of psychotherapy, a therapeutic light box and/or m ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
49 years experience Clinical Psychology
SAD, depression: Check these symptoms, and then consider consulting with a mental health professional:. Symptoms are usually the same as with other forms of depress ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tests?: There is no commercial laboratory study or imaging study that determines whether sad is present. There are a few rating scales that you could complete ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
SAD light Tx: Not likely with fluorescent light, unless intensity too high or distance too short, & used for long time periods.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
49 years experience Clinical Psychology
SAD, depression: Consult with a psychiatrist or mental health professional to make sure that's what you have, unless they diagnosed it. They might have additional ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
49 years experience Clinical Psychology
SAD, depression: Consult with a psychiatrist or mental health professional to make sure that's what you have, unless they diagnosed it. They might have additional sugg ... Read More
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