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Seasonal affective disorder

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I am really sad and down when the weather is cloudy and gloomy/grey outside. Are there any effective treatments for this? I have tried D3 and a 10,000 Lux Lammp, but I am still suffering from seasonal affective disorder. I am really hyperfixated on the weather and cannot seem to get the thought of "it's cloudy so I feel like crap" out of my head. What other options are there? I also have tried exercising. Are there any OTC things or Rx meds in which I could speak to my doctor about for this? I am really taking a toll from the cloudy days. When there is a sequence of them in a row, I feel so depressed I nearly go mad. It seems so simple just to try to get more sun, but it's cloudy A LOT here and often I don't see the sun at all during the day. I'm also indoors a lot as I want to work at a hospital and volunteer at a medical clinic as I'm a psychology college student. I really could use some help with this.


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replied September 11th, 2017
Depression Answer A62172
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Its normal human behaviour to respond to weather in emotions. You can seek help of a psychotherapist and they can find you a way to cope up with all kinds of weathers.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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