DEFINITELY. Light therapy is very effective for seasonal mood disorder. Make sure that it is strong enough at 10, 000 lux.
Yes. It is in fact the most effective treatment for sad.
Seasonal affect. For some, a melatonin lamp can be very effective. These can be found cheaply on Amazon. Com.
Absolutely. If possible get a full spectrum light and read or sit in front of it first thing in the morning for 30-40 minutes.
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.
Light source. Get a light that emits frequencies mimicing sunlight as closely as possible. Make sure it's easy to use under a range of circumstances. If too large, heavy or awkward then a tendency to not use it defeats its purpose. Some run on rechargeable batteries and are quite portable and easy to use. Led lights work well even though they are not totally sunlight similar.
10.000 LUX. The key will be a light box that is 10, 000 lux to be effective. Look on line and there are multiple companies that sell this. Also use properly in the morning for a max of 30 minutes.
Name only, usually. Full spectrum bulbs should have the same mix of light rays that sunlight does or they are not full spectrum bulbs. To be effective light therapy lamps should also try, as much as possible, to mimic the suns' rays. It is easier to do so with larger lamps. Some portable led lamps will not usually have that advantage.
Visual spectrum. There are receptors in the back of the eye that are thought to play a role in using light to treat seasonal affective disorder. These receptors respond to light waves within the visual spectrum. A full visual spectrum bulb is fine, however you do not want a truly full spectrum bulb as you do not want to expose your eyes to the infrared (heat) or ultraviolet (cell damage) rays.
Shop around. The most important aspect in purchazing a light therapy lamp for sad is to make sure that it emits 10, 000 lux wavelength light band. There are some companies pricing these for a couple hundred or more on the internet. A year or two ago I did stumble upon one at lowes or menards that was around $30 and specifically had the waveband listed.
I am an sad sufferer and I am no longer able to control my symptoms with light therapy or vitamins can you please help?
Have you tried. Psychotherapy? Consider doing some work looking at whether other factors are related to your sadd. Sometimes there can be anniversary reactions to winter events. Good luck. Let us know how you do.