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...

Do Circadian-Modifying Treatments Work for Bipolar Disorders? What the Evidence Shows

The Center for Environmental Therapeutics is dedicated to the promotion of non-pharmacologic, natural treatments, many of which are thought to act on our biological...

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...

When Should I Take My Blood Pressure Medication?

In recent years, the development of easy-to-use devices to continuously monitor blood pressure over 24 hours demonstrated that not only do blood pressure (BP)...
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....

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...

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...

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...
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...
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...