S.A.D Facts Here are some common symptoms
of S.A.D. patients may present:
- Feelings of depression.
- Feelings of fatigue.
- A craving for sweet or starchy food.
- Unwanted weight gain.
- A tendency to oversleep.
- Drops in your usual energy levels.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Increased irritability .
- Increased sensitivity.
- Avoiding social situations.
As a health professionals, regarding S.A.D.
as a recognised and serious condition, and seeking expert help with
treatment, could benefit your practice enormously. Developing a
working relationship with NLHC means accessing years of experience
in the treatment of this debilitating disorder. We can deliver expert
guidance regarding light therapy treatment and provide the best
equipment to provide that treatment.
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if you have any questions regarding S.A.D, light therapy or any
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Notes for health professionals.
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER.
For General Practitioners and Psychiatrists. As I am sure
that you are well aware from September onwards more and more people
are now presenting themselves with symptoms of Seasonal Affective
Disorder (S.A.D) a form of depression first characterized by
a set of atypical symptoms which differentiates it from other types
of uni-polar or bi-polar depressions.
The symptoms include a strong seasonal pattern, documented over
two years or more with depressive symptoms appearing at the beginning
of autumn and lasting until March or April.
The depressive symptoms are somewhat unusual: apart from the lack
of energy and drive, loss of libido and a general feeling of
tiredness there is often a marked hypersomnia, and a telltale
craving for carbohydrate. Whilst many of the symptoms mimic those
of clinical depression, this clear seasonal pattern is one of the
decisive factors in diagnosis of SAD.
For a large number of individuals Seasonal Affective Disorder can
be so debilitating that it can have a severe effect on their normal
employment. It is strongly suggested that SAD is linked to the decreasing
amount of daylight, and that replacing daylight with artificial
light may have a palliative effect.
I am pleased to inform you therefore that our company are able
to supply Light Boxes on either a sale or rental basis, the latter
option may be preferable particularly for those patients who just
wish to test the effectiveness of Light Therapy before commitment
We stock the largest range of equipment in this country ranging
from small desk-top models which can be used by a patient at home
through to larger units which can be used in therapy sessions for
clinic or surgery use.
If you wish, we can supply leaflets for your surgery that will
give your patients an introduction to light therapy and its benefits.
Simply e-mail us at email@example.com
if you would like some of our leaflets, or if you have any general
questions regarding light therapy and our other products and services.
For Pharmacists- A business opportunity.
As a community pharmacist myself I have been studying Seasonal
Affective Disorder for over twelve years since studying some PACT
Data for one of our local GP Practices when I noticed that there
was a large increase in the number of anti-depressants prescribed
in the winter months between September and March.
When I looked at the statistics for April and May onwards it started
to show a decline but did not reach the lower levels of the previous
August. There was the possibility therefore that
some patients were being prescribed anti-depressants for a
seasonal depression and were in fact remaining on them.
Following on from this, together with my wife who is a beauty therapist
(But also a SAD sufferer herself) we set up a company renting out
light therapy units for those who wanted to try the units prior
to purchasing them. Since the company started in 1995 we have seen
a huge increase in the interest shown by patients themselves and
healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of Seasonal
Our own evidence shows a success rate of 87% in the use of lightboxes
for SAD. This has been proved by a detailed analysis of those patients
who go on to purchase the equipment following a rental. As confidence
has grown in the use of light therapy equipment sales are now outstripping
rentals. In 2004 we started to look at lightboxes that we could
supply to pharmacists in the UK.
Whilst there have been some sales of light therapy equipment from
some community pharmacies for quite a number of years, very often
the advice given to SAD sufferers has been somewhat patchy. In December
of 2005 the goLITEP1R lightbox was detailed in Chemist & Druggist
and was the first lightbox to be made available for pharmacies through
a lightbox company who had directors who were pharmacists. We will
shortly be in a position to offer further exciting new products
aimed at community pharmacies with good gross profits.
We now have a complete range of light therapy equipment which we
can supply at excellent trade prices. Alternatively we can supply
lightboxes sent direct to your customer with the profit paid direct
to you. The Sad Light Hire Company Limited can give you all the
necessary training, leaflets and literature to enable you to start
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for a Pharmacy Starter Pack or telephone 0870 143 6702 (Anytime
day, evenings or weekends)
For Beauty Therapists.
Beauty therapists are now ideally placed to offer SAD clinics during
the dark winter months. Why not take advantage of a tremendous business
opportunity in which we can set up a SAD clinic at a cost of less
than £300 which will include a large lightbox with a stand, promotional
literature, local publicity with your local press, radio stations
etc and full support and training.
The suggested pricing structure is that you would charge your clients
£30 per month (Just £1 a day) to receive a daily
treatmentfor 20 minutes during which time there would be no
supervision necessary. You would simply utilize a spare room
or treatment couch without the need for any manpower.
(With just five clients you would have a return of capital in just
two months and you will also be able to introduce your clients to
some of your other services at the same time).
You could also obtain further units on a sale-or-return basis for
those who wished to purchase equipment themselves.
All units are available from us at trade prices.
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