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bpcookie posted:
It's that time of year when Seasonal Depression/SAD can effect some of us.
Here is a good place where you can get more information:

http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/seasonal-affective-disorder

Here are some ways that you can help yourself:

Get outside every day. Natural light is very helpful. It helps you to produce your own vitamin D

Get vitamin D testing done. If your vitamin D levels are low you may need to take a vitamin D supplement.

Get some exercise. Its a great way to increase your serotonin levels

Phototherapy . Light therapy has been shown to help some ppl who suffer from SAD.

Take vitamin and mineral supplements. If you prefer not to take supplements then you can eat a healthier diet.

Make the inside of your house sunnier and brighter.

Antidepressants may help. Although since we suffer from Bipolar some Pdocs prefer not to prescribe antidepressants.

I hope this helps.
You may go through life hearing a 1000 NO's but don't give up because your YES is out there waiting for you.- (Something my father told me.)

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DizzyJgirl responded:
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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