Effect of season and light treatment upon hot flashes in a perimenopausal SAD patient

Erick Turner, Ellen Leibenluft, Paul S. Albert, Thomas A. Wehr, Norman E. Rosenthal

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Abstract

A perimenopausal woman with seasonal affective disorder (SAD, winter depression) presented with a 2-year history of hot flashes occurring only in the wintertime. Prospectively documented hot flashes appeared to follow a seasonal rhythm and a bimodal circadian rhythm. The hot flashes decreased with morning, but not evening, light therapy. These observations are discussed in the context of the literature regarding light's possible role in animal and human reproductive functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-297
Number of pages8
JournalChronobiology International
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Hot Flashes
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Seasonal Affective Disorder
Phototherapy
Circadian Rhythm
Therapeutics
Depression

Keywords

  • Circadian rhythm
  • Hot flash/flush
  • Melatonin
  • Menopause
  • Phototherapy
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Seasons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Effect of season and light treatment upon hot flashes in a perimenopausal SAD patient. / Turner, Erick; Leibenluft, Ellen; Albert, Paul S.; Wehr, Thomas A.; Rosenthal, Norman E.

In: Chronobiology International, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1995, p. 290-297.

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Turner, Erick ; Leibenluft, Ellen ; Albert, Paul S. ; Wehr, Thomas A. ; Rosenthal, Norman E. / Effect of season and light treatment upon hot flashes in a perimenopausal SAD patient. In: Chronobiology International. 1995 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 290-297.
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