Are tanning beds good treatments for seasonal affective disorder?

No. Tanning beds use invisible ultraviolet light. The lights we use to treat sad is bright visible light, with open eyes".
No, and also... Tanning beds will increase your risk for skin cancer. There is not a good reason to ever step into a tanning bed.
No. Seasonal affective disorder responds to bright light in the visible range, not uv light. So, tanning beds will not help relieve depression, and they increase the risk of skin cancer.

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Are tanning beds good for people with seasonal affective disorder?

No. I am not aware of any scientifically sound studies showing their effectiveness in treating depression of any kind. Read more...
Tanning beds. Tanning beds are dangerous and are not a treatment for seasonal affective. However light therapy can be very effective in reducing SAD symptoms. Read more...

Will going in a tanning bed help me with my seasonal affective disorder?

Bad idea. There is a much safer way to treat seasonal depression. Only your eyeballs need the light, and they need it on schedule every morning. A light box that delivers at least 10, 000 lux for at least 20 minutes each morning through fall and winter is a much safer, and more effective, way to treat seasonal affective disorder that doesn't increase risk of skin cancer. Read more...

Are tanning beds useful to help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

Seasonal disorder. Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (sad) by exposure to artificial light. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter.The light from a light box mimics outdoor light. This is thought to cause a chemical change in the brain that lifts your mood. This is not the same light as a tanning bed. Read more...
No. SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5. It is a subtype of depression. A tanning bed will not provide the same benefits as a light therapy box. Tanning beds are also dangerous to your health. Read more...