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Seasonal Affective Disorder - "Winter" Depression

For most of us the winter months are at best 'depressing'. But for many it is really depressing. This article explains the Seasonal Affect Disorder. It is real and treatable.

Seasonal Affective Disorder - "Winter" Depression

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Indeed, but hopefully now the days are beginning slowly to get lighter and longer gradually.
For anyone suffering from this ( I don't, but this is probably why) get out into the garden, or a park ( yes I know its cold) but even a brisk walk or outdoor work for a while can refresh you, with natural daylight

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There are treatments available beyond medications for those who suffer from this disorder {SAD}. As Claire stated being outdoors can help. Also maximizing the amount of sunlight you're exposed to at home and in the office can help. Light therapy, sometimes called phototherapy, is administered by a device that contains white fluorescent light tubes covered with a plastic screen to block ultraviolet rays. The intensity of light emitted (Lux) should be at least 10,000 Lux. The patient does not need to look directly into the light, but reads or eats while sitting in front of the device at a distance of 2 to 3 feet. Light therapy is safe and generally well tolerated.

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In addition to these specialist lamps, you can get 'daylight' bulbs, which provide as near as possible to daylight, light as possible, like the one I have in my studio, to view paintings in 'daylight light'

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