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Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorders

Bright light therapy can ease bipolar depression in some patients, according to a study published in the journal Bipolar Disorders. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic studied nine women with bipolar disorder to examine the effects of light therapy in the morning or at midday on mood […]

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Books About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Several books have been written for patients of seasonal affective disorder. These self-help books should be used in conjunction with medical or psychological treatment for seasonal affective disorder and bi polar disorder. Winter Blues, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder by¬†Norman E. Rosenthal Snooze… or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – Support Groups

Here are a few support group links! The Seasonal Affective Disorder Association: http://www.sada.org.uk/ Daily Strength – Seasonal Affective Disorder Support Group: http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder/support-group Mental Health America: http://www.nmha.org/go/sad Facebook group for Seasonal Affective Disorder: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seasonal-affective-disorder/106176212746152

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Advice for Family & Friends

Other people can be a great source of support and comfort to those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. The top 5 things to do: 1. Understand the problem – You need to recognize that SAD is a real problem and affliction. ¬†Someone who suffers from SAD may look okay but can be having major […]

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Side Effects of Using a Light Box

Potential side effects of light therapy are rare and most often can include: Eyestrain, jitteriness, headache, agitation, nausea, vomiting, irritability, fatigue, dry mouth, sleep problems and mania. Side effects are usually mild, if they do occur. After a few days of light therapy, they tend to go away on their own. ¬†The easiest way to […]

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