Thursday, November 15, 2018

This Is Why Street Lights Can Be the Worst Idea in the World

Now an estimated 300,000 million street lights brighten the world. Street lights create unintended consequences. For example, during the French revolution, they were convenient spots...

When Depression Ignores the Seasons, but Light Therapy Works

Light Therapy Has Not Been an Option for Major Depression. Until Now. Michael Terman, PhD Posted on Psychology Today December 14, 2015 It's not news that antidepressants often...

Traveling Light: Why I brought my light to Chicago

Our intrepid Abigail Strubel, having experienced an array of disappointments with one treatment or another — admittedly sometimes with temporary relief — hones in on...

Brain Meets LEDs: Everything Old Is New Again

New lighting technology claims major breakthroughs in lamps designed to help get us to sleep, wake up, energize us, and combat depression. While we...

More on the Chronotherapy / Cognitive Therapy Interface

Light therapy — a primary tool of chronotherapy — directly adjusts our body clock into sync with our sleep cycle, with an antidepressant effect...

Light Therapy, Antidepressant Meds—Either/Or? Both?

Light therapy can fight both seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Non-seasonal includes bipolar and major depressive disorders, and depression during pregnancy and old age. Then...

Light Therapy on the Wild Side

In the quest for novelty and consumer interest, some companies have turned away from bright white light boxes (the clinically-tested standard). Ill-advised variations include...

Light Therapy Good, Bunkum Bad

It’s not just a matter of switching on bright lights. So many factors are at play. We rely on clinical trials to show what...

From Winter Solstice to Winter Doldrums

The difficult season lags behind the changes in sunlight. Where you live — north-south, and east-west within your time zone — determines the chance...

Welcome to Chronotherapy!

If you find yourself plodding through the day, chronotherapy may provide the key. Learn how to adjust your circadian rhythms so they get into...

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