Five minutes in a bikini with her eyes closed, relaxing in the heat of a tanning bed, and Delta Payet felt her winter blues easing away. It was just as her doctor had promised.
A high school junior in frigid Vermont, Payet had been tired and
unhappy for weeks when her family doctor gave her a diagnosis of
seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a fall and wintertime melancholy
brought on by changes in ambient light, body temperature and hormone
regulation. He told her to get some sun. "But it's not like I could take
a long vacation," Payet recalls. "He said that going to a tanning bed
would do the trick." Read More