How can light therapy help my depression in summer?

Improved mood. Exposure to light therapy for various amounts of time has been shown to improve mood. To determine whether there is benefit for you, try to observe patterns in your mood. If your episodes are related to cloudy and rainy days, light therapy may be beneficial. Exercise that raises your heart rate, gets you moving and breathing deeply will also help lift your mood.

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Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Yes. But not in all cases. To be effective light therapy has to be consistent with the correct light frequencies and be convenient to do or it isn't rigorously used or effective. Antidepressant medication and counseling may also be necessary, especially when major depression or anniversary types of depression are a part of it. Read more...
Many pts say yes. Many of my sad pts say it helps them. Many benefit from wellbutrin (bupropion) as well. Read more...

Does light therapy work for non seasonal depression as well?

May help... There is some data to suggest that light therapy can be effective in helping to treat other conditions like non-seasonal depression and insomnia. Given there are really no side effects, it may be worthwhile trying. Read more...
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...
Light Therapy. I would add that get a light with uv shield to protect against cancer and hopefully it stimulates Dopamine and helps depression. Read more...

Blue light therapy and acne? I've heard of blue light therapy for acne, and am wondering if that is the same kind of blue light used to treat depression? I'm 33, and still have problems with acne, and am considering using a blue light, but worry about any

Blue . Blue light (visible light) for acne can be helpful in some cases but, unfortunately, i haven't found it to have a very long lasting effect in patients that have done it. Read more about other treatment options and acne tips on the link below. I hope that helps. Read more...
Not the same. Blue light is from a laser or led. You can order laser lights on line. I have one at home. www.babyquasar.com ; you can order one here, cheaper than going to an md, . Read more...