Daily Archives: February 22, 2014

Light Therapy “Definition and Why it’s Done”

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Definition By Mayo Clinic Staff Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) by exposure to artificial light. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in … Continue reading

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SAD Test and Diagnosis & treatments and drugs

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Tests and diagnosis By Mayo Clinic Staff To help diagnose seasonal affective disorder, your doctor or mental health provider will do a thorough evaluation, which generally includes: •Detailed questions. Your doctor or mental health provider will ask about your … Continue reading

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SAD Preparing for appointment

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Preparing for your appointment By Mayo Clinic Staff You’re likely to start by seeing your family doctor or primary care provider. Or, you may start by seeing a mental health provider such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. Because appointments … Continue reading

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SAD Risk Factors & Complications

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Risk factors By Mayo Clinic Staff Factors that may increase your risk of seasonal affective disorder include: •Being female. Seasonal affective disorder is diagnosed more often in women than in men, but men may have symptoms that are more … Continue reading

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Season Affective Disorder Symptoms

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Symptoms By Mayo Clinic Staff In most cases, seasonal affective disorder symptoms appear during late fall or early winter and go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. However, some people with the opposite pattern have symptoms … Continue reading

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SAD “Season Affective Disorder” Definition and Causes

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co DEFINITION: By Mayo Clinic Staff Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you’re like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Excercises

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Mindfulness exercises: How to get started Looking to start living in the moment? Find out how to use mindfulness exercises to develop a greater awareness of the world around you. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’ve heard of or … Continue reading

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Dysthymia Treatments and Drugs

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Treatments and drugs By Mayo Clinic Staff The two main treatments for dysthymia are medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy). Medications appear to be more effective at treating dysthymia than psychotherapy when either is used alone. Using a combination of … Continue reading

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Dysthymia Test and Diagnosis

http://www.bipolar4lifesupport.co Tests and diagnosis By Mayo Clinic Staff If your doctor suspects you have dysthymia, exams and tests may include: •Physical exam. The doctor may do a physical exam and ask in-depth questions about your health to determine what may … Continue reading

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Dysthmia Preparing for your appointment

http://www.bipolar4ifesupport.co Preparing for your appointment By Mayo Clinic Staff Your doctor may ask about your mood during a routine medical appointment if you seem to be sad or down. Or you may decide to schedule an appointment to talk about … Continue reading

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