Light therapy and psychiatry

Alfred Lewy, Robert Sack

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Abstract

Light therapy appears to be the treatment of choice for patients with winter depression. It may also be useful in the treatment of circadian rhythm sleep disorders and for ameliorating jet lag and may possibly be helpful in other types of depression. Research in this area is developing quickly. It is the goal of this paper to review this new field and to tie together as many of these studies as possible by relying to a great extent on the phase shift hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume183
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

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Phototherapy
Phase shift
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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Depression
Therapeutics
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Light therapy and psychiatry. / Lewy, Alfred; Sack, Robert.

In: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol. 183, No. 1, 1986, p. 11-18.

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Lewy, Alfred ; Sack, Robert. / Light therapy and psychiatry. In: Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 183, No. 1. pp. 11-18.
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