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To: neverdem
Light therapy usually involves sitting in front of white fluorescent lights with eyes open but not looking directly at the light source. Treatment time varies from 15 minutes to 90 minutes a day.

Ya, whatever. Reminds me of the rubes that spend perfectly good money to sit in a tanning booth. Try getting outside sometimes people.

8 posted on 04/22/2005 1:06:16 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Peace through Ignorance)
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To: ScreamingFist

"Ya, whatever. Reminds me of the rubes that spend perfectly good money to sit in a tanning booth. Try getting outside sometimes people."

You might want to spend some time researching SAD, full-spectrum light and its effects on the brain before you toss around words like rube. And the fact that you would equate someone suffering from clinical depression with someone who wants a tan speaks volumes about your compassion.


9 posted on 04/22/2005 1:27:01 PM PDT by MonaMars
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To: ScreamingFist
Try getting outside sometimes people.

During my years in Tucson I could never understand how anyone could be depressed. Summer sunrise by 500 am (no daylight savings) and birds singing, it was great. But we still had a psych ward full of depressed people.

I understand the childlike wish that it could be so simple as to "go outside--get some sun--." To think that life could be that unthreatening. But if it were that simple, antidepressants never would have had to have been invented.

14 posted on 04/22/2005 4:22:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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