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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

 

Help me un-SAD my bathroom

I recently moved. The only light in my bathroom is from five of these bulbs (with the smaller bases -- I don't know exactly what they're called) over the medicine cabinet. I'm wondering if there are nice, bright, LED (full spectrum?) SAD-fightin' bulbs, ideally with warm white light, that I could screw in in their place. Any additional brightness would be welcome to help my brain as I get ready for the day and the year gets darker (I have to get up very early for work). Thanks very much!
posted by the brave tetra-pak on Oct 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Springtime Can Be Challenging

Livin' life as a person who is prone to mood swings and emotional disturbance. Springtime is a tough time for me in this regard. I understand that I'm not alone. What do you do to keep stable when the weather is changing every day? [more inside]
posted by andhowever on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Please help me choose a SAD lamp.

I think I'm prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder, and would like to try a light box this winter to avoid the blues. Which one should I buy? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Nov 22, 2011 - 12 answers

What brand of light therapy do you recommend?

Which therapeutic lights for SAD do you like best? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Oct 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Please don't take my sunshine away...

What small rituals or activities prepare you mentally for the onset of fall and winter and then help you get through the bleak, grey cold? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Sep 9, 2011 - 54 answers

Light box (and other) recommendations for Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Looking for Seasonal Affective Disorder recommendations on light boxes etc.! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Sep 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Seattle's weather goddess is a cruel, cruel mistress.

Help me deal with my debilitating S.A.D. that is worse in the transition between winter/spring (now!) [more inside]
posted by Idafolk on Apr 26, 2011 - 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

S.A.D. yet easily tuckered out by a day of sunshine.

Effected by S.A.D in the winter, yet when I remain in the sun for a good portion of the day during summer I feel exhausted. I'll take a nap from 5 to 10, eat, then go back to sleep just fine and wake up in the morning. It's ludicrous, the sun wears me out almost as bad as the lack of it. [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Jun 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Seasonal Amazing Disorder

Wintering in LA / Austin / other? I want to be a 27 year old snowbird! [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Jun 21, 2010 - 19 answers

Need to shed some light...

Where can I get a light therapy box for S.A.D. in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Feb 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Help Me Not Be SAD

I'm heading into my first Northern European winter, and all of my Berlin friends are regaling me with stories of months spent in a state of unrelenting malaise while developing alcohol problems and watching people throw themselves on to the Bahn tracks. I had problems with depression even when I lived in California, so I'm trying to develop a strategy for a suicide-free season. My primary question: will the sunbeds at my local pool constitute "light therapy"? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Oct 22, 2008 - 15 answers

January, it's just this month, you know?

I have a month in which to do a project. What kind of project, you ask? Good question. Perhaps something fun, perhaps something educational, perhaps something mind-expanding. The options, they are endless. [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Oct 13, 2008 - 10 answers

Light box model recommendations for seasonal affective disorder?

I'm interested in purchasing a light box to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD); can anyone recommend (or warn against) specific models that they (or someone they know) have used?
posted by korpios on Feb 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Money Changes Everything

EightiesFilter: Where can I buy LEGAL song downloads of slightly(?)-out-of-the-mainstream eighties artistes like The Brains, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Tonio K., The Church ("The Unguarded Moment" full band studio version) for my iPod? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Oct 16, 2006 - 10 answers

let the sunshine in

Has anyone had any experience with light therapy for SAD? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Sep 28, 2006 - 14 answers

light therapy..Yes or no?

Seasonal Affective Disorder - real or nonsense? If real, what about light boxes? [more inside]
posted by lois1950 on Sep 28, 2005 - 34 answers

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