What are the boundaries of environmental therapeutics?

I am relatively new to environmental therapeutics and wanted to consider the boundaries of our discipline. It is defined on the home...
triple chronotherapy

Triple chronotherapy succeeds with home treatment for major depression

The experts who provide CET with clinical updates have the most experience with light therapy, particularly for SAD. However, light...
How to use light to ease the burden of restless nights and listless days

How to use light to ease the burden of restless nights and listless days

Restless nights, filled with unrewarding sleep, are experienced by at least one third of the population. About ten percent suffer so severely for long...
Realizing the Promise of Chronotherapy

Realizing the Promise of Chronotherapy: First Priority, Full-Scale Clinical Trials

In 2014, Thomas Insel, MD, then Director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, wrote that “ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most...
blue blockers

Blue Blockers to Treat Mania

Just as seasonal and non-seasonal depression can be treated with light therapy, mania and hypomania can be treated with darkness....

Consensus recommendations for optimum indoor lighting

CET is pleased to relay an announcement from our colleagues at the non-profit Good Light Group, based in Eindhoven,...

Challenging the Tendency to Oversleep: A Strategy for Confronting Chronic Depression

Chronic depression is a common and disabling disorder that is often resistant to standard antidepressant treatment. Many patients with chronic depression have a strong...

Vision

Human vision is a masterpiece: we can see in bright sunlight all the way down to dim starlight (this is called photopic-, mesopic-, and...

Life Across Latitudes

The first humans appeared in Africa in a region with latitude around 10 degrees, where there are approximately 12 hours of natural light and...

Circadian Misalignment: A Biological Basis for Mood Vulnerability in Shift Work

Depression has significant economic impact: According to the World Health Organization, the estimated cost to the global economy is US$1 trillion per year in...