Dreamgirl said...hi all, i need some info. my husband who is normally very easy going and upbeat seems to be depressed. we have had unusually bad weather for this area and he works nites, which in itself has been a problem for him. he has been on the nite shift for two years and it took about a year and a half for him to be able to sleep without drug help... now i noticed for two months he just seems depressed, i am thinking seasonal affective diorder. now to my question, has anyone had this and do the "lights" they sell to help with that problem really help? any input would be helpful thanks
Hi Dreamy! It is nice to see you over here . It is very common for people to get Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months, it is dark and dreary outside and especially when it is a difficult year. I don’t recall what state you live in...but, we have just had some pretty bad ice storms here last week and are still trying to recover from that. I know that most of the country has also been hit by this and there were a lot of power outages, trees down, and property destroyed. I has been a rough winter. Also, we should take into account that the older we get sometimes the more responsibilities we have and this could be weighing on his mind too. You can look into the sun lamps which do work for those that have reoccurring SAD but I would say if this is his first bout with this then perhaps you may want to suggest a trip to the doctor and see if he would be open to going on an antidepressant for short-term use. This is normally what is done or prescribed for those who first present with SAD and Situational Depression as it is only temporary and will hopefully resolve itself over time.
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