Bright light therapy requirements changing over time

Bright light therapy requirements changing over time

other therapies
I've mentioned this in passing a few times on the site -- the exposure length and timing of the bright light therapy I use to control carb cravings, insomnia, low mood, and zombie brain changes over the years. I used to need it only from October to April, for 30 minutes, and it wouldn't work after 9 am. Then I switched to 60 minutes for quite a while, until it started to make me antsy. Now I'm down to 20 minutes, it won't work after 7:15 am, and I seem to need it all year. I consider this further proof that some chicks are not meant to live further north than a palm tree. Here are a few references I've used to figure out timing and "dosage." Chronotherapeutics for Affective…
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Things that still mess up my mood

specific health issue
August 13, 2017: My theories on this subject have changed. Until I can get my act together to update this content, please see this post. This was adapted from a post on my old blog, Blessed Depth. I've written elsewhere about how I threw off the yoke of my decades-long depression about 15 years ago, but a few things still trip me up. Some are culprits familiar to most sufferers, but some were a bit of a surprise. Insufficient calorie intake. If I undereat for more than two days in a row, my mood will fall. A day of normal eating corrects it. Vicodin. I don't know what I'll do if, heaven forfend, I'm ever in a long-term pain management situation, because even a modest dose makes me feel lousy…
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