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i want to know if any of you used a natural medication for s.a.d. and did it work?

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Sun light: Ample sun light is the best natural treatment for sad or seasonal affective disorder. Since once cannot get this in winter, this can be replicated by using a white light lamp of at least 10, 000 lux intensity kept at a distance of one foot. This should be used only with start of fall and discontinue with advent of spring.

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An addict did this to themselves, should I feel sorry for them?

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Did a large number of people have hayfever say 50 years ago and how did they manage their symptoms?

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Hay Fever Management: It is difficult to quantify what would constitute a large number; the incidence is certainly rising and is projected to continue to do so. Antihistamines have been around for many decades - they used to have shorter durations of action and caused more drowsiness. Newer agents are less sedating and last longer. Waiting "until the first frost" was fashionable; we are much better positioned now!

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