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Seasonal Affective Disorder
« on: 17/03/2003 14:44:12 »
Wow! the sun is out and this is the first time in months i have felt so amazing with all the energy i remember having last summer, this transformation has just happened over a few days! I guess i must get Seasonal Affective Disorder or whatever it is, i don't care now, the suns out and i'm happy.

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #1 on: 18/03/2003 11:06:43 »
Seasonal Affective Disorder?
 

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #2 on: 18/03/2003 13:37:21 »
www.sada.org.uk

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #3 on: 20/03/2003 01:48:04 »
Come to Australia in your winter, last December it was about 35 degrees Celsius average where I live ... the sun rose at about 5.40am and set at 8.30pm :-D
 

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #4 on: 10/05/2003 21:18:35 »
Did anyone see the recent study that reported that women are far more likely to develop SAD than men. I wonder why ?

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #5 on: 10/05/2003 23:43:39 »
More likely to develop it, or more likely to admit it?  Men are encouraged by societal conditioning to be tight-lipped when it comes to anything touched by emotions.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/05/2003 13:54:15 »
Good point Donnah !! Wouldn't want to have the men admitting they're "weak" eh? ;)
 

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #7 on: 11/05/2003 16:17:17 »
Very good point, but having just looked up the study (it was done in Wales) the researchers did attempt to control for 'recall bias' by relying on interviewing the subjects and assessing changes in mood based on a battery of questions, rather than just asking people if they felt depressed in winter which, I grant you, would have produced the biased result you suggest.

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #8 on: 29/08/2003 21:12:27 »
I read where some places in Japan put up special lights to help all of their employees stave off the effects of SAD. I understand that these lights have actually improved productivity. Some insurance companies in the US actually pay for the lights if they are prescribed by a doctor for home use.
 

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #9 on: 30/08/2003 04:06:17 »
They are called OTT lights, and you can get them in hobby stores now and own your private sunshine.  I think they cost about $99.  People use them for light when they make jewelry.  Don't ask me why.  I even saw one a while back at Office Depot.  It's some type of full spectrum light, and I was told has to do with the light on the retina which causes the production of some neurohormones which alter the mood.  Anyone know if that's true?

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #10 on: 30/11/2005 04:38:31 »
Hi,
I'm a journalism student from Vancouver, B.C. in Canada. I'm writing a story about SAD and I am looking for someone who has been diagnosed with SAD to speak to. If you are willing, please contact me at skimi_n@hotmail.com
Thanks !
Kimi
 

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #11 on: 08/12/2005 04:22:13 »
Sorry I don't think I have SAD. So I can't help with the interview.
But inregards to the last questions... Actually, I heard that the full spectrum has more to do with the amount of UVB rays it contains. Becuase those rays allow your body to create Vitamin D3 (which is actually a hormone version of vitamin D). This hormone plays an essential role in almost every function of your body. So, it is not surprising that this hormone regulates some of your brain activity and can help to control how you feel. During the winter months in many countries people do not receive enough UVB rays, and therefore they do not create enough hormone vitamin D, and their body functions and mood suffer.

thnx a bunch

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #12 on: 10/12/2005 15:11:58 »
dont know if ive SAD but i do know that i tend to sleep if undisturbed for around two hours longer in the winter before awaking naturally however i enjoy the winter more than the summer which i always feel is too hot and i live in scotland ie horrible winters and cold summers

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder
« Reply #13 on: 07/01/2006 05:58:21 »
i haven't been diagnosed, but i'm positive i have SAD.

you get it because there's less sunlight in the winter and fall and that causes your body to produce too much melatonin (you create it in the dark) and that affects your mood and stuff.

at least that's what i've read.
 

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