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Old 12-13-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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Here's a new psychiatric disorder that others may have experienced. It's called Vacationing Doctor Syndrome. It's a seasonal disorder, usually striking in the dark days of winter.

Seriously folks, it's been reported in the news that this year in particular, weather patterns in the eastern part of North America have led to a dramatic reduction in sunlight. About 34% less sun than average. And predictably, there is a correlation in soaring rates of depression.

In "light" of the fact that many depressed people are left doctor-less during the upcoming holiday season, I wonder if anybody has one of those light screens, and if so, is it used daily? Is it helpful?

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Old 12-16-2006, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: Vds

there is a seasonal disorder called SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, that deals with the lack of natural sunlight. The disorder you are refering too I would imagine it would effect those with anxiety disorders then those with depression

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Old 12-18-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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Re: Vds


Well I just starting using a light box a week ago due to some type of SAD afflictions I get, so its too early to tell. I do know that I feel good while I am in front of it, but have yet to feel any real effects on my depression yet. Ill keep you posted!


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