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Psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamp, do they work?

Psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamp, do they work?

Phototherapy: While sunlight can help, artificial ultraviolet light can be used on your psoriasis plaques with more precision. Uvb treatment involves exposing yourself to lights designed to emit the sort of ultraviolet rays that are most helpful for psoriasis. Usually, you would get uvb treatment at the doctor's office, but you may also do it at home using a phototherapy lamp recommended by your doctor. Typical. ...Read more

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Are psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamps effective?

Are psoriosis phototherapy uvb lamps effective?

Yes it is: If used properly it is an effective therapy for psoriasis. ...Read more

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Are tanning beds good treatments for seasonal affective disorder?

Are tanning beds good treatments for seasonal affective disorder?

No: Tanning beds use invisible ultraviolet light. The lights we use to treat sad is bright visible light, with open eyes". ...Read more

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Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Either works: Honestly, I have heard it referred to either. You could also throw in a mix of "separation anxiety disorder" when talking about kiddos as well. ...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 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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Do the daylight mood lights really work for bipolar depression?

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Do the daylight mood lights really work for bipolar depression?

Phototherapy: If used as directed, they are effective treatments to therapy for treating seasonal affective disorders ; some bipolar type 2 (cyclothymic disorder). ...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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Are tanning beds good for people with seasonal affective disorder?

Are tanning beds good for people with seasonal affective disorder?

Tanning beds: Tanning beds are dangerous and are not a treatment for seasonal affective. However light therapy can be very effective in reducing SAD symptoms ...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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Lack of sleep, eating more, sad all the time, crying, negative thoughts , feeling worthless, hopless. Could I have depression ?

Lack of sleep, eating more, sad all the time, crying, negative thoughts , feeling worthless, hopless. Could I have depression ?

That is certainly: Possible. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. ...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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Does skin phototherapy actually work?

Does skin phototherapy actually work?

For certain diseases: For certain diseases like psoriasis and vitiligo, phototherapy works very well. ...Read more

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Seeing psychiatrist, on meds, md, gad, ptsd, eating disorder...Worse than ever..Been is hosp. Suffering badly, exhausted. Ect?

Seeing psychiatrist, on meds, md, gad, ptsd, eating disorder...Worse than ever..Been is hosp. Suffering badly, exhausted. Ect?

Possibly: This is a complex issue that requires thorough discussion with your psychiatrist. It will be important to reivew your medication history to see what has been tried and what still may be helpful. Ect is not widely available, but it is potentially useful. ...Read more

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Could depressive psychosis / psychois depression cured?

Could depressive psychosis / psychois depression cured?

Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the best medications. Also psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. ...Read more

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Help please! is bipolar affective disorder curable?

Help please! is bipolar affective disorder curable?

No cure: There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but the symptoms can be controlled with treatment. ...Read more