Seasonal Affective Disorders and Phototherapy


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While theories linking seasonality and affective episodes date back to the time of Hippocrates, it is only recently that the idea has gained widespread acceptance. The recognition that melatonin could be suppressed by bright light, the delineation of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as a syndrome with distinct clinical and therapeutic implications, and the efficacy of bright light in the treatment of this condition, were all important steps in this regard. The therapeutic value of bright light in SAD closely aligns the ...

Seasonal Affective Disorders and Phototherapy 1989, Guilford Publications

ISBN-13: 9780898627411