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Will light therapy help bipolar-type disorder?

Will  light therapy help bipolar-type disorder?

Not really: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Many pts say yes: Many of my sad pts say it helps them. Many benefit from wellbutrin (bupropion) as well. ...Read more

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Does light therapy help your seasonal affective disorder? Will regular halogen or fluorescent lights work?

Does light therapy help your seasonal affective disorder? Will regular halogen or fluorescent lights work?

Yes: Light therapy is the most effective treatment for sad. Light boxes are no more than a bank of fluorescent bulbs with reflector shields to concentrate the light to about 5000 - 10, 000 lux at 2 ft. Some evidence suggests that lower end of the visible spectrum (i.e. Blue) may contain the most effective wavelengths. Halogen lights don't deliver much blue light and haven't been studied in sad. ...Read more

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Diagnosed advanced sleep phase disorder. Healthy, age 35. Light therapy helping. Could i be bipolar? I feel happier w/light therapy, more energized

Diagnosed advanced sleep phase disorder. Healthy, age 35. Light therapy helping. Could i be bipolar? I feel happier w/light therapy, more energized

Bipolar?: Bi means 2 and polar is about ends. Bipolar folks swing between being manic (hyper) and depressed in various ratios. The same biochemistry can lead to feeling clear thinking and happy to feeling anxious depending on the thoughts that accompany the feelings. Please see your doc for a hormone checkup and then maybe use the book feeling good by david burns. Bipolar is overused today. Peace! ...Read more

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Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Absolutely: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications. Techniques used include: stimulus control, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training and cognitive therapy. ...Read more

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Does sad light therapy help ?

Does sad light therapy help ?

DEFINITELY: Light therapy is very effective for seasonal mood disorder. Make sure that it is strong enough at 10, 000 lux. ...Read more

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Does light therapy work for seasonal affective disorder?

Does light therapy work for seasonal affective disorder?

Yes, but ...: While in recent years the blue light wavelengths were thought to be most effective, recent research shows that they may also speed the development of macular degeneration, a potentially eyesight-threatening disease. Do your research and ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

Is green light laser therapy for prostrate safe and effective?

It can be in the rig: It can be in the right hands. Benefits of Greenlight™ Laser PVP AMS GreenLight Laser Minimal bleeding Only 30% of patients need a post-op catheter Discharge on the same day Resume normal activities in 2 to 3 days with caution Return to vigorous activity level in 4 to 6 weeks Complications occur infrequently and are mild if they do Post-operative impotence has not been associated with PVP Retrograde ejaculation is less likely with PVP Erectile Dysfunction is not typical in PVP patients Long-term success in improved urine flow Fewer symptoms of urinary obstruction - See more at: http://www.roboticoncology.com/greenlight-laser/#sthash.situvoCp.dpuf ...Read more

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How is music therapy in bipolar disorder?

How is music therapy in bipolar disorder?

It can be a useful: Adjunct but would not be the primary or sole treatment. ...Read more

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Does light therapy work for non seasonal depression as well?

Does light therapy work for non seasonal depression as well?

Other safe...: ...Treatments you can try are fish oil and vitamin d - effective in sad, possibly helpful in non-seasonal depression as well. ...Read more

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Low.B12, iron, d.Thiroid failer vision and hearing, touch sensitivity, lifetime of spinal problems, temper, mood swings exhausted allways , early menopause.

Low.B12, iron, d.Thiroid failer vision and hearing, touch sensitivity, lifetime of spinal problems, temper, mood swings exhausted allways , early menopause.

Listen to your body: These are inter-related problems. In addition to restoring deficiencies it is necessary to address the toxicity ( likely cadmium) but a healthy life style is key. 10, 000 units a day of vit d3, nutritional lithium to enhance uptake of b-12, methyl cobalamine, and methyl folate (folic acid) supplements, avoid dairy, wheat, sugar, and processed food. Spirulina 1 t a day. 30 seconds of movement every 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Is green light laser therapy effective and safe?

Check with Urologist: While there are minor physical differences between red and green laser beams, medical benefits depends upon the type of device used in its delivery, besides the patient's condition. Feel better ...Read more

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Is light therapy effective in acne?

Is light therapy effective in acne?

Yes: Blue light has been found to have a beneficial effect. Additionally, it can be used to activate a photodynamic drug called levulan. This is a potent anti-acne treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone used anodyne light therapy for diabetic neuropathy?

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Has anyone used anodyne light therapy for diabetic neuropathy?

Anodyne therapy: The anodyne therapy uses near-infrared light to release nitric oxide, a vasodilator, from red blood cells. It is used to increase circulation and reduce pain. There is no clear evidence that it is effective for diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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So what's the deal does indoor light effect renova (tretinoin). ? Ie. Iphone light , tv light or florissant bathroom lights ? Please explain in full

Light with UV: In general the light in the visible spectrum is not as dangerous ( even an ez bake oven uses visible light ) as the light in the uv spectrum. These other sources are unlikely to amuse any damage unless held extremely close for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Does led light therapy work for acne?

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Does led light therapy work for acne?

Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Is hypnotic therapy for anxiety effective?

Is hypnotic therapy for anxiety effective?

Yes it can be: In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things. It can be like getting involved in an exciting movie. Through practice, can learn how to focus on things other than anxious body symptoms -- which if you do that, they enlarge. Or there can be reframing of physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can be very useful also. Session recordings help. ...Read more

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Is cognitive therapy the same as rational-emotive therapy?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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RET as Cognitive Tx: Rational Emotive therapy is one of the firs forms of Cognitive therapy, introduced in 1953. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Light Therapy (Definition)

Jaundice of newborns is almost always managed ...Read more