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Ask the Editor - Jet Lag and Psychiatric Disorders: Plan for Prevention

Topics: Light and Dark Therapy | Sleep Disorders

Dear Dr. Aiken: I enjoyed Dr. Phelps’ discussion of blue-light blockers as a treatment for mania in the February issue. I’m wondering: Could these work for jet lag? Dr. Aiken: Jet lag happens when people fly across multiple time zones. The body’s internal clock gets out of sync with the outside signals of sunrise and sunset. The result is inso

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