Simple test for ADD????? Just a theory
dnoche at mail.wco.com
Mon Nov 20 14:15:27 EST 1995
john cox <j.e.cox at cranfield.ac.uk> wrote:
>Do you live up north? Is that how you got your name?
>I'm asking because I've started to suspect that
>ADD and related disorders may be influenced by light
>exposure (just a guess but I think it makes sense).
>Have you noticed any changes to the level of ADD at
>different times of year or at different latitudes?
>Anyone else feel free to respond. I'll keep a
>list of replies and post the percentage of people
>who've noticed an effect. Please mail your aproximate
>latitude and whether you've been diaggnosed as
>ADD ADHD or SAD. Please state whether changing
>latitude has helped or hindered you and the direction you
>John E. Cox
>Cranfield University, UK
>j.e.cox at Cranfield.ac.uk
One doctor I've been to seems convinced I've an SAD problem and I'm
inclined to ageree with him. However, what exacerbated the problem was
not a latitudinal change but longitudinal.
I'm at about the same latitude here in California that I was during the
first 20+ years of my life on the East Coast. The difference is that it
rains here through most of the winter and is very gray - very little
sunlight comes through the cloud cover. Back East I got much reflected
light from the snow and I believe the sunlight levels were *much* higher
as the cold seems to precipitate humidity into frost and the like - the
skies are much clearer.
You might want to keep this in mind - that sunlight levels can be
climate-related as well as latitudinal-related.
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