How effective are light boxes they sell for seasonal depression?

LIght therapy. Light therapy can be very effective for the treatment of seasonal affective disorder and depression. Mayo Clinic has an excellent article on light boxes at :
Ligjt. Effective if used the right way (place light 3 feet away from you while you read or watch tv, use 3 times a week, for 30 minutes each time.

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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...