I just discovered this site today while doing a search for support groups for SAD. Sometimes I get so caught up in my own personal situation that I forget that there are other people out there that are going through the same thing I am. Im looking forward to beiing able to chat with everyone about our common problem. SAD to me is like being in a trap of my own creation. Ive always had varying degrees of SAD but in the past year or so its taken a turn for the worse. I get this intense pressure in my chest and my thoughts are all over the place when I try to talk with people. Its hard to focus and construct a good conversation when all I can think about is my anxiety and "Whats wrong with me". I wish you all well in your fight with SAD....I know that we all need all the encouragement we can get.