Bright light therapy stabilizes the antidepressant effect of partial sleep deprivation.

@article{Neumeister1996BrightLT,
  title={Bright light therapy stabilizes the antidepressant effect of partial sleep deprivation.},
  author={Alexander Neumeister and Ralf G{\"o}ssler and Martin Lucht and Thomas Kapitany and C Bamas and Siegfried Kasper},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={16-21}
}
Partial sleep deprivation (PSD) results in a pronounced decrease of depressive symptoms in the majority of patients with major depressive disorder. Generally this acute antidepressant effect is not stable, relapse usually occurs after one night of recovery sleep. We therefore studied whether light therapy, beginning in the morning after PSD, is able to prevent the relapse after sleep deprivation, using a controlled, balanced, parallel design. All patients received an antidepressant medication… CONTINUE READING