Case study: Dawn simulation as maintenance treatment in a nine-year-old patient with seasonal affective disorder

Y Meesters*

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    Abstract

    After four winter seasons of successful treatment with tight boxes. a g-year-old patient with seasonal affective disorder refused to make further use of the light box. instead he was treated with dawn simulation (a dim light administered just before waking up and gradually increased in intensity). The patient used dawn simulation therapy from October until mid-May, with an occasional variation of the maximum light intensity (100, 200, or 300 lux). The patient, his parents, and his teacher were all happy with this type of treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)986-988
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Volume37
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept-1998

    Keywords

    • seasonal affective disorder
    • dawn simulation
    • maintenance therapy
    • LIGHT THERAPY
    • WINTER DEPRESSION
    • PHOTOTHERAPY
    • CHILDREN

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