2 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:Seasonal DepressionIt's that time of year when Seasonal Depression/SAD can effect some of us.<br />Here is a good place where you can get more information:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/seasonal-affective-disorder">http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/seasonal-affective-disorder</a> <br /><br />Here are some ways that you can help yourself:<br /><br />Get outside every day. Natural light is very helpful. It helps you to produce your own vitamin D<br /><br />Get vitamin D testing done. If your vitamin D levels are low you may need to take a vitamin D supplement.<br /><br />Get some exercise. Its a great way to increase your serotonin levels<br /><br />Phototherapy . Light therapy has been shown to help some ppl who suffer from SAD.<br /><br />Take vitamin and mineral supplements. If you prefer not to take supplements then you can eat a healthier diet.<br /><br />Make the inside of your house sunnier and brighter. <br /><br />Antidepressants may help. Although since we suffer from Bipolar some Pdocs prefer not to prescribe antidepressants.<br /><br />I hope this helps. <img src="http://img.webmd.com/community/images/smile.gif" align="top" border="0">
Thank you! I have been toying with the idea of light therapy. It is just those lights are so dang expensive, I am afraid to try it and have it not work. Thanks for taking the time to post that. xo
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Report This| Share this:Seasonal DepressionThank you! I have been toying with the idea of light therapy. It is just those lights are so dang expensive, I am afraid to try it and have it not work. <br />Thanks for taking the time to post that. xo
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