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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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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