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Does light therapy work for seasonal affective disorder?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SAD Therapy

Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy.
If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor will be careful when prescribing light therapy or an antidepressant. Both treatments can potentially trigger a manic episode.

In brief: SAD Therapy

Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy.
If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor will be careful when prescribing light therapy or an antidepressant. Both treatments can potentially trigger a manic episode.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Seasonal affect

For some, a melatonin lamp can be very effective.
These can be found cheaply on Amazon.com.

In brief: Seasonal affect

For some, a melatonin lamp can be very effective.
These can be found cheaply on Amazon.com.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Many studies have shown the benefit of light therapy for sad.
Now there is even evidence that blue light is the most important wavelength.

In brief: Yes

Many studies have shown the benefit of light therapy for sad.
Now there is even evidence that blue light is the most important wavelength.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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