I think the lifestyles and the common environments that university students exist in, make them more susceptible to Seasonal Affected Disorder, winter relapses especially. I donít think 'uni' students look after themselves as well as the 'older' people, most of whom are comfortable in a job and a relatively organised life. The majority of us do not readily seek advice from doctors (i.e. take walks outside, catch some sun, trim bushes/trees, that block the light from their windows. buy thin curtains etc.). And good lighting may be too expensive too. This is apart from the general lifestyle of 'burning the candle' at both ends and the usual self inflicted panics to meet deadlines.
I think that an offered prevention of SAD at this vulnerable time of life would help reduce or suppress the onset of the disorder, and reduce the numbers of SAD affected people in the future. What do the rest of you think? Would you give me some of your thoughts on this?
Edited by rods, 04 December 2006 - 06:23 PM.