Della Noche <dnoche at mail.wco.com> wrote:
>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.
At least you don't live here, during winter the sun rises at about 10:00
and sets at about 5:00pm and during the summer there's no light because of
the rain. We've got the worst of both worlds ;(