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Will light therapy help bipolar-type disorder?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

There is some thought that seasonal affective disorder is a variant of bipolar disorder. Light therapy can be effective food those who experience depression during the fall and winter. Outside of that, it would have no benefit.

Answered Dec 13, 2018

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

has been used to treat: fatigue, jet lag, sleep disorders, seasonal affective disorder, depression, dementia and transitions to night work schedules. It would need to be used cautiously for bipolar disorder due to the possibility of becoming agitated or flipping into mania. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/light-therapy/home/ovc-20197416

Answered May 2, 2017

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