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Light Therapy for Beginners: Six Steps

Depressed, but not interested in taking drugs to improve your mood? The American Psychiatric Association guidelines have listed (bright) light therapy as an option...
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Are there any light therapy studies regarding perimenopausal women with SAD?

A reader asks: Are there any light therapy studies regarding perimenopausal women with SAD who are also taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibiting (SSRI) drug? Answer: In...
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I suffer from SAD and have just started light therapy…

A reader asks: I was wondering about taking melatonin. I suffer from SAD and have just started light therapy with great success. I am still...
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Will bright light therapy adversely affect someone with a pacemaker?

A reader asks: Will bright light therapy adversely affect someone with a pacemaker? Answer: No more than taking a walk outdoors 40 minutes after sunrise! Sounds like...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Light Therapy and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Articles for Prevention Readers Are the Winter Blues Real? What are the winter blues? Do they persist across the lifespan? What are...
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I’ve had Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder for more than fifteen years, and mood problems, too. However, my question is about the start time for...

A reader asks: I've had Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder for more than fifteen years, and mood problems, too. However, my question is about the start...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Are the Winter Blues Real? What are the winter blues? Do they persist across the lifespan? What are the risk factors for this condition? Why...

Are the “Winter Blues” Real?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and its milder cousin, the “winter blues,” are real. However, the scientific consensus about the core features, and causes, of...

All About Light Therapy

Light therapy was first developed as a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Now we know that light therapy is also effective for major...

Light Therapy

Light Therapy Light Box Selection Criteria For many years, the Center for Environmental Therapeutics provided a list of companies—most of them established in the early years...

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