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Super short tips and tricks for ADHD and / or depression

I'm struggling today with both. The ADHD makes searching for help a little more difficult than normal. Can you give me (really short) one liner suggestions for making it through? Mostly focusing on being productive, and coping strategies, but also maybe ways to be kind to oneself. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Aug 24, 2014 - 43 answers

Combating SAD with a light therapy box - suggestions?

My mood has always taken a downturn around November and picked up again mid-April for as long as I can remember. I've been getting particularly depressed this year, so I talked with my therapist and was diagnosed with SAD. She recommended a light therapy box to help, but with my circumstances I am unsure of which to purchase. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Nov 18, 2013 - 10 answers

I have 30 minutes to do something nice for my wife. Can you help me?

My wife has had an awful day. I mean awful. She is stressed, upset, feeling pretty depressed about it. Between the kids having a rough day and one of her clients cheating and taking advantage of her, her short term self-esteem and resiliency are shot. Wow... she has every right to feel this bad. I've got 30 minutes to try to do something nice for her before she gets home. What little things would make you feel better after a rough day? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Feb 21, 2013 - 41 answers

When will light therapy start working for my depression?

Light therapy for depression that gets worse in the winter: when does it start working? Any tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 10 answers

No I do not sparkle.

Summer SAD-- this constant light is killing me. Anyone have any ideas for getting through the next couple of months? Blizzard ahead-- you might want to put some chains on your tires before proceeding. [more inside]
posted by Because on Jun 7, 2012 - 41 answers

SAD therapy side effects?

Has anyone tried light therapy? I started using a SAD light therapy light and am experiencing some weird side effects... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 - 11 answers

How to fight seasonal depression with online memes

How can we fight seasonal blues with a meme? [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on Feb 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Managing possible Seasonal Affective Disorder? It feels really hard to connect to people.

I have been feeling really blah, negative and outrageously disconnected from the people I love lately. I'm pretty sure I have Seasonal Affective Disorder because something like this happens every winter. How do I stop feeling so blah, stop feeling so disconnected and lonely when everyone is right there? How about a light box? Those are expensive though, is there any way I can make one or buy a light bulb that mimics natural light and put it in my room? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Nov 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Give me your best SAD hacks!

The time change just kicked in, which means the long, cold, dark, stupid winter starts now! Other people who get Seasonal Affective Disorder or related symptoms -- what are your best hacks to make the season more bearable? [more inside]
posted by anotherthink on Nov 8, 2010 - 37 answers

How does normal feel?

I think I recently emerged from a long term funk (perhaps dysthymia, or long term mild depression, but I'm not going fix on a diagnosis). I've had a few awesome weeks recently, but also a few that were just as bad as before. The trouble is: I'm not used to feeling good, so I don't understand what I can expect. Help me understand this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Just asking this question feels like self-indulgent wallowing

Why am I such a pathetic sad-sack these days, and how can I shape up before I drive all my friends away? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2009 - 15 answers

One minute I held the key, next the walls were closed on me...

Help me go back to being a happy girl. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Jul 20, 2009 - 20 answers

What to do when depression disrupts your relationships?

What to do when depression disrupts your relationships? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Help a 22-year-old female deal with a relapse of her depression.

I'm a 22-year-old female, dealing with a relapse of depression/almost-quarter-life crisis. I'm doing the therapy + medication thing, but what else I can do to help me get out of this rut? How do you deal with relapses of depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me make it through the sunshine

Anyone here familiar with the polar opposite of SAD disorder? Or to be more specific it seems a majority of people in every culture suffer varying degrees of sadness and 'the blues' during short and/or inclement weather days. Any number of studies confirm this But what if so called 'beautiful' days depress you? [more inside]
posted by dawson on Jan 12, 2008 - 23 answers

Music to make me cry?

I've been listening to Johnny Cash's American V and it is breaking my heart. I'm in a wallowing mood and looking for other such raw emotional songs that are relatively simple (not a lot of instruments). Any genre. [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Nov 28, 2007 - 57 answers

How do I become less lazy?

How do I become less lazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2007 - 24 answers

Sad lightboxes make me happy

How does the kelvin and lux ratings of a light relate to how effective that light will be for treating SAD? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Sep 28, 2006 - 19 answers

Light Therapy for SAD

I need practical advice about light therapy for SAD. [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Nov 16, 2005 - 7 answers

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