Can phototherapy help regular depression in addition to seasonal depression?

Many pts think so. Many of our non sad depressed pts say the lights & sunny days make them feel better.
Yes. Recent studies showed light therapy reduced depressive symptoms in a group of elderly people who were not diagnosed with sad.

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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...