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Re: BP depression in Spring...

Posted by SLS on March 13, 2018, at 10:24:21

In reply to Re: BP depression in Spring... SLS, posted by beckett2 on March 10, 2018, at 3:05:15

> > > No, it weird. In Spring when others are manic, Im just really, really depressed. Same thing happens in the Fall when the season changes. Its like Im the opposite of oth BPs.

> > That doesn't sound like SAD to me. You should begin to feel less depressed or manic in the Fall were you to have SAD with reverse seasonality.

> Could someone experience both? As in depressed/agitated in the spring, and also a major dip starting late August.

Beckett: I don't know. I just read an article that argued that SAD wasn't a real disorder separate from major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. I disagree with this. However, I do think that SAD might be over-diagnosed. True SAD seems to be uniquely and robustly responsive to light therapy in the absence of drug treatment. I guess the term "seasonality" is appropriate in some cases. Perhaps there is some seasonality involved here. However, without demonstrating a regular seasonal remission from depression or a switch into mania at any point during the year, I don't see how SAD can apply.

Sheila: It might be time for you to keep a mood chart and document your drug therapy on a daily basis. Here is one that I like:

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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