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Where might I get a phototherapy/ light therapy/ sad light box for a reasonable price?

Where might I get a phototherapy/ light therapy/ sad light box for a reasonable price?

Shop around: The most important aspect in purchazing a light therapy lamp for sad is to make sure that it emits 10, 000 lux wavelength light band. There are some companies pricing these for a couple hundred or more on the internet. A year or two ago i did stumble upon one at lowes or menards that was around $30 and specifically had the waveband listed. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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What should I look for in a light therapy device for sad?

What should I look for in a light therapy device for sad?

Light source: Get a light that emits frequencies mimicing sunlight as closely as possible. Make sure it's easy to use under a range of circumstances. If too large, heavy or awkward then a tendency to not use it defeats its purpose. Some run on rechargeable batteries and are quite portable and easy to use. Led lights work well even though they are not totally sunlight similar. ...Read more

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What's the difference between full-spectrum bulbs and light therapy lamps for sad?

What's the difference between full-spectrum bulbs and light therapy lamps for sad?

Name only, usually.: Full spectrum bulbs should have the same mix of light rays that sunlight does or they are not full spectrum bulbs. To be effective light therapy lamps should also try, as much as possible, to mimic the suns' rays. It is easier to do so with larger lamps. Some portable led lamps will not usually have that advantage. ...Read more

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I have seasonal affective disorder. Does sad light therapy help you much at all?

I have seasonal affective disorder. Does sad light therapy help you much at all?

Absolutely: If possible get a full spectrum light and read or sit in front of it first thing in the morning for 30-40 minutes. ...Read more

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I am an sad sufferer and I am no longer able to control my symptoms with light therapy or vitamins can you please help?

Have you tried: Psychotherapy? Consider doing some work looking at whether other factors are related to your sadd. Sometimes there can be anniversary reactions to winter events. Good luck. Let us know how you do. ...Read more

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How effective is phototherapy in treating psoriasis?

Very: Most psoriasis patients respond very well to phototherapy. If you get better with sunlight, it is very likely that phototherapy will lead to substantial improvement. Phototherapy is my favorite treatment when psoriasis can't be controlled with topical medicines. ...Read more

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Is phototherapy really good at controlling psoriasis?

Is phototherapy really good at controlling psoriasis?

Psoriasis Light Rx: Psoriasis is a autoimmune disorder that causes the build up of skin cells, with redness and scale. It was discovered along time ago that exposure to sun light helps psoriasis.. Other, man made light sources are also used, . There are several kinds, using uva, or uvb, or narrow band uvb. Chemicals, like coal tar, are sometimes used with the light. The light can damage the skin and cause cancers. ...Read more

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