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    When I returned to Paris after having lived for two years as an expatriate in Africa, my first impression, even during summer, was that the sun had been "turned off". It was difficult to recognize my own city, all those familiar places suddenly looked grayish and surreal.

    It still is, but fortunately spring is coming, at last!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    When I returned to Paris after having lived for two years as an expatriate in Africa, my first impression, even during summer, was that the sun had been "turned off". It was difficult to recognize my own city, all those familiar places suddenly looked grayish and surreal.

    It still is, but fortunately spring is coming, at last!
    We have lots of sunshine in Canberra but occasionally we have a grey day and Canberra doesn't look the same. The colours in our eucalyptus trees disappear with the sunlight, our building look drab and ordinary, and all the brightness is taken out of the day.

    There is, though, one consolation on a grey day - the trees appear a magic, almost hypnoidal green. I understand this is because the grey clouds block the red spectrum and let the green shine through.

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    I have a friend who has had seasonal affective disorder for years. She also is bipolar, with little luck finding a medication regime that helps, so the two conditions compound. For many years, she would land in the hospital in the fall, things got so bad. She got significant relief after a therapist suggested she get up early and go out to watch the sun rise each day. She lives in the Boston area, so has the same climate challenges others have mentioned. But she did it, and it helped.
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    I'm pretty sure I have SAD. I am cyclothymic and I ran screaming from West Virginia in the middle of March while there was at least two feet of snow on the ground, and it was because sometime in January I found myself not able to quit sobbing.

    In California, they actually had to REDUCE my anti-depressant from 200 to 150 mg because of the sun. No joke. I noticed after about a month that everything was excessively BRIGHT.

    I hate hellishly bright hotness, though. I would never live in the desert again, and I prefer the beach over the valley even here in L.A.

    My mother also says things like "West Virginia is depressing." West Virginia is NOT depressing, it's actually extremely beautiful, and in many ways more conducive to peace and calm, it's a really beautiful place to live, but the long winters up in the mountains are too much for some people I think.

    Depression runs in my family back to my maternal great-grandmother. My grandfather's sister attempted suicide three times (fortunately not dying). My grandfather was melancholy (but also an SJ) and my mother seems more up and down like me.

    I would not discount the impact of long WV winters upon the depressive episodes in my family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    She got significant relief after a therapist suggested she get up early and go out to watch the sun rise each day.
    That's a great idea, and I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    I have a friend who has had seasonal affective disorder for years. She also is bipolar, with little luck finding a medication regime that helps, so the two conditions compound. For many years, she would land in the hospital in the fall, things got so bad. She got significant relief after a therapist suggested she get up early and go out to watch the sun rise each day. She lives in the Boston area, so has the same climate challenges others have mentioned. But she did it, and it helped.
    Tell her to get the lamp and take 2000 IU of vitamin D a day it's scientifically proven to work.

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    I feel grateful after watching this.

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    I'm a mess in foggy/cloudy climates. Fortunately, even though I live on the Canadian Prairies, it is still pretty sunny. I don't spend a lot of time outside though, so usually have to remember to really up my dosages of Vitamin D in the winter. I never put much stock in it, but one winter when I was under a lot of stress and really feeling the effects of SAD, I started taking it regularly and couldn't believe how much better life got. I'd also agree that exercise, regular sleep, and stress reduction lesson the effects considerably. I feel so incredibly energetic in the spring and summer and I think it is almost 100% due to the amount of light. Much easier to get up, be productive etc. I lived in northern Alberta for a couple of years and in the summer it was dusky light until well past midnight and dawn was early in the morning hours. I have never felt so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    I'm a mess in foggy/cloudy climates. Fortunately, even though I live on the Canadian Prairies, it is still pretty sunny. I don't spend a lot of time outside though, so usually have to remember to really up my dosages of Vitamin D in the winter. I never put much stock in it, but one winter when I was under a lot of stress and really feeling the effects of SAD, I started taking it regularly and couldn't believe how much better life got. I'd also agree that exercise, regular sleep, and stress reduction lesson the effects considerably. I feel so incredibly energetic in the spring and summer and I think it is almost 100% due to the amount of light. Much easier to get up, be productive etc. I lived in northern Alberta for a couple of years and in the summer it was dusky light until well past midnight and dawn was early in the morning hours. I have never felt so good!
    Vitamin D is underrated.

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    No, but the ol' bipolar gets worse during seasonal changes. I was once thought to have SAD, but patterns developed over years disproved that one.

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