Bright artificial light treatment of a manic-depressive patient with a seasonal mood cycle

A. J. Lewy, H. A. Kern, N. E. Rosenthal, T. A. Wehr

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The authors have recently shown that sunlight and bright artificial light can suppress human melatonin secretion. They now report on a patient with a seasonal mood cycle whose winter depression remitted when his hours of daylight were lengthened with bright artificial light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1496-1498
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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