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Thread: Variants of SAD

  1. #1 Variants of SAD 
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    I have read about the Seasonal Affective Dissorder (SAD) or Winter Depression and was wondering whether there are variants of it which cause instead of a seasonal change but one to do with time. Fairly often I get quite depressed after 19:00 at night and I am curious to know if these are related.


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    Neurotransmitter levels vary throughout the day, and typically dip in the evening. I believe the relationship to SAD lies in neurotransmitter levels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevyn
    I have read about the Seasonal Affective Dissorder (SAD) or Winter Depression and was wondering whether there are variants of it which cause instead of a seasonal change but one to do with time. Fairly often I get quite depressed after 19:00 at night and I am curious to know if these are related.

    I too used to suffer at 7pm, how curious?

    Meanwhile I have cured myself of SAD

    This is how:

    No less than 20 mins direct sunlight per day
    Vit D supplements


    SAD caused by low seratonin which affects mood
    Vit D from sunlight assists seratonin production

    SO to prevent SAD, need VIT D - either direct or supplements.
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    I feel the most sad at 5 or 4 pm. It just feels like a bad time of the day.
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    When you feel this take a tightly rolled up newspaper. Find a flat surface at desk height - so a desk would do. Make sure it is clear of all objects. Proceed to hit the surface with the paper with all possibel energy. Continue till the paper is shredded. The adrenalin rush should remove all feelings of sadness.
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    Good advice, americans can always go to a gunrange, and shoot the crap out of a piece of paper. Greek people can throw porcelain plates on the floor. Meditation also helps relieve depression. Sex or masturbation works even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    When you feel this take a tightly rolled up newspaper. Find a flat surface at desk height - so a desk would do. Make sure it is clear of all objects. Proceed to hit the surface with the paper with all possibel energy. Continue till the paper is shredded. The adrenalin rush should remove all feelings of sadness.
    If you don't have a newspaper, try borrowing a small kitten and seeing how long it takes you to make it purr but lavishing affection upon it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    When you feel this take a tightly rolled up newspaper. Find a flat surface at desk height - so a desk would do. Make sure it is clear of all objects. Proceed to hit the surface with the paper with all possibel energy. Continue till the paper is shredded. The adrenalin rush should remove all feelings of sadness.
    If you don't have a newspaper, try borrowing a small kitten and seeing how long it takes you to make it purr but lavishing affection upon it.
    Make sure you don't get the two techniques confused.
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    Christ Daecon I wondered what you were going to suggest . Testosterone levels are at their lowest levels around the early evening so this is probably why your mood drops.
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    You could read a book, listen to some music, call a friend, find a hobby like woodworking or throwing clay to make things with, go out to your favorite place and enjoy the company of others there, take a walk or watch TV. All of these things will distract your thoughts of depression but not cure it. If it doesn't stop after trying all or some of these remedies I'd suggest seeing a doctor to get something to help your depression before it gets worse.
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    I believe I had SAD during the entire fifth season of Dexter...
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