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Understanding Winter Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Jerry Kennard Health Pro November 17, 2012
  • There was a time when people spent most of their lives out of doors but today fewer than 10 percent of us see very much natural daylight, particularly during the winter months. Dark days, long nights and gloomy weather can result in a form of seasonal depression. Whether you call it the winter blues,...

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  • Judy
    Nov. 17, 2012

    Just wanted to mention that large doses of Vitamin D3 may help some people.  I tried taking 5,000 mg. a day last year and it did make a difference, so am doing the same this year, although my doctor also increased by Wellbutrin.  For me, it's not real clear-cut that the winter causes it because it's chronic with me, anyway, but when I started paying...

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    Just wanted to mention that large doses of Vitamin D3 may help some people.  I tried taking 5,000 mg. a day last year and it did make a difference, so am doing the same this year, although my doctor also increased by Wellbutrin.  For me, it's not real clear-cut that the winter causes it because it's chronic with me, anyway, but when I started paying closer attention, it did seem like I started feeling worse in the autumn.

     

    Thanks for mentioning this, as I know a lot of people have a difficult time with the holidays, especially.

    • Jerry Kennard
      Health Pro
      Nov. 17, 2012
      Thanks for that advice, Judy. I'm guessing other people have their own ideas about coping with SAD too, which will be interesting to read.

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