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Does Anyone Use Or Have Used A Sunlamp(lightbox) For Depression? If So How Long Do You Use It For? When Do You Find It Beneficial?

Does Anyone Use Or Have Used A Sunlamp(lightbox) For Depression? If So How Long Do You Use It For? When Do You Find It Beneficial?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I see benefits in short winter days but I go outside as much as possible even in winter. I try and keep it natural as much as possible

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Use one everyday for half hour or so, it has made a huge difference

posted 7 months ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Roughly Sept to March as I have bad SAD. + meds
These don't do the whole trick in fall/winter, but at least help.
V grateful to be in my good season right now! :D

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I don't know about a light box but I have a very bright light on my desk in addition to my computer light. I'm always happy.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I got a light box this last winter at my doctor's suggestion. Though the literature that came with it said it's not to be used in people with Bipolar, my doctor told me I'd be safe to use it for 15 mins each day as close to noon as possible. I found it to be VERY effective. I did quite a bit of research on them before I bought it, so if you have more questions or want more info, let me know. I did a ton of research on them before I bought mine.

posted over 3 years ago
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