Light Therapy: Good for What Ails You?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 19, Number 10, October 2021
Topics: ADHD | Alternative treatments | Antidepressant Augmentation | Bipolar Depression | Bulimia Nervosa | Complementary treatments | Complimentary Medicine | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Light and Dark Therapy | Light therapy | Lightbox | PTSD | Seasonal Affective Disorder | Sexual Dysfunction | Sleep | Sleep Disorders | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Edmund S. Higgins, MD.
Clinical associate professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Higgins has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
The health benefits of light therapy are expanding its use beyond winter depression. Here we explore those promises and pitfalls, including ADHD, PTSD, bipolar depression, binge eating, sleep disorders, dementia, sexual dysfunction, traumatic brain injury, diabetes, and arthritis.