Only just discovered that I'm suffering from SAD. Have been treated for depression now for about 4 months. Finally got to see a therapist who suggested that my depression appears to be a sympton of SAD. Infact, many of my symptons seem to have been brought on my meds!
To be honest, discovering that what I have is an illness is a massive relief. For many years I've believed that I really am inferior, that I really don't have anything to say to people, that I'm boring, and that the eyes of the world are on me (usually making judgments on my weight - another lovely side-effect of my meds).
Lots of bad stuff in the past - but the therapist assures me the CBT will help me deal with the future.
Am not working at the moment - been off sick for 6 weeks after being physically unable to walk into the office. Hoping to get back soon, just not sure I'm ready yet!
Glad this place exists!