Can winter depression be prevented by light treatment?

Ybe Meesters, Petrus A. Lambers, Jacob Jansen, Antoinette L. Bouhuys, Domien G. M. Beersma, Rutger H. van den Hoofdakker

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    Abstract

    The administration of light at the development of the first signs of a winter depression appears to prevent it from developing into a full-blown depression. No patient from a group of 10 treated in this way developed any signs of depression during the rest of the winter season, while five of seven patients from a control group became depressed and needed treatment during the winter season.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-79
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
    Volume23
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct-1991

    Keywords

    • SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
    • PREVENTION
    • DEPRESSION
    • LIGHT THERAPY
    • SEASONAL AFFECTIVE-DISORDER
    • THERAPY

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