How do you cope with an affective disorder?

SAD Therapy. Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy. If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor will be careful when prescribing light therapy or an antidepressant. Both treatments can potentially trigger a manic episode.

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How do you cope with seasonal affective disorder besides antidepressants?

Daylight CFL AM SHOWER. I have found that using high wattage daylight cfls in my showers water resistant lug fixture are a great way to combat the winter am blues.
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 disorder: Light therapy can be very effective. Psychotherapy can also be beneficial. Consider a tropical vacation when it is cold back home. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20021047.