Saturday, June 15, 2019

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...

When Do You Need Protective Eyewear?

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD To figure out whether, and when, you need protective eyewear, you need to know about the kind of light that can disrupt...

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...

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...

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...

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...
When Depression Ignores the Seasons, but Light Therapy Works

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...

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...

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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