Clinical and chronobiological effects of light therapy on nonseasonal affective disorders

@article{Yamada1995ClinicalAC,
  title={Clinical and chronobiological effects of light therapy on nonseasonal affective disorders},
  author={N. Yamada and M. Martin-Iverson and K. Daimon and T. Tsujimoto and Saburo Takahashi},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={37},
  pages={866-873}
}
Light therapy (bright or dim light) was given at different times (morning or evening) to 27 unmedicated patients with nonseasonal depression (according to DSM-III-R criteria) and 16 normal volunteers. Circadian rhythms in body temperature were measured before and after light therapy. Bright light significantly improved clinical symptoms of depression, as measured by the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD), independent of the time of phototherapy. Dim light therapy had no effect on HRSD… Expand
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