Seasonal Affective Disorder

October, 2006 | Vol: 4 Issue: 10

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Light Therapy for Depression: Does it Work?

How convincing is the evidence that light therapy actually works? The pace of research on bright light therapy has accelerated over the last few years, and recently, two meta-analyses of this research have been published, one in the American Journal of Psychiatry, and the other in the web-based Cochrane Library.

Blue Light: The Cutting Edge of Light Therapy

If you haven’t started hearing about the “benefits” of blue light therapy yet, you will soon. Blue light boosters argue that it is more effective than white light, and that it is the therapeutic ingredient of standard white light that eases seasonal depression.

Light Boxes: An Unscientific Test Drive

Since I had never actually seen a light box in the flesh, I asked some of the larger companies to send me samples for a “review”—not for efficacy but for such qualities as convenience, asthetics, pleasantness, etc…

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