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Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-Jan-02 - 11:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: sliding into a depression
Subject: RE: BS: sliding into a depression
There is a cable channel that plays romantic movies in a series called "Cinematherapy." (I don't generally care for them, but the idea is what's important here). My tolerance for sad songs and sad movies is non-existent during times of depression, but this said, there are some films that work very well for me. And programs. I don't often watch commercial television (and I agree, avoid CNN like the plague!), but I find if I look for reruns of Frasier or The Golden Girls I'll be in stitches and it feels so good! Perhaps you have something that works in a similar way for you.

The amount of light in the room is something I pay attention to, I just forgot to mention. There is a small worklight that can be found in the US, I don't know about elsewhere, called the "Ott-Lite" that is excellent to fend of SAD and other depression. I'll set it above my desk or table where I'm working and tip the top of it up high enough that I'm getting the bright daylight-colored light across my forehead and onto the surface where I'm working. It's inexpensive compared to some of the fancy systems, but seems to work. About $30 to $40 here.