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Beating Seasonal Affective Disorder the Natural Way

Apparently, conventional medicine is finally recognizing and appreciating some of the safer, more natural ways to overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), including dawn simulation and light therapy, according to a Columbia University study.

Scientists assigned 99 adult patients to one of five treatments for SAD (bright light therapy, dawn simulation, high flow rate negative air ionization, low flow rate ionization or a brief dawn pulse. No surprise, dawn simulation and bright light therapy were nearly equally as effective for treating SAD, while the sunrise pulse option led to the emergence or worsening of depressive symptoms.

A product you can use to fight SAD and help you wake up and get to sleep naturally: The Sun Alarm Clock offered in my Web store.

American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 163, No. 12, December 2006: 2126-2133

Reuters January 3, 2007