Dawn simulation and bright light in the treatment of SAD: a controlled study

@article{Avery2001DawnSA,
  title={Dawn simulation and bright light in the treatment of SAD: a controlled study},
  author={D. Avery and D. N. Eder and M. Bolte and C. Hellekson and Pat N Prinz},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={50},
  pages={205-216}
}
  • D. Avery, D. N. Eder, +2 authors Pat N Prinz
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND Some small controlled studies have found that dawn simulation is effective in treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD). With a larger sample size and a longer duration of treatment, we compared dawn simulation with bright light therapy and a placebo condition in patients with SAD. METHOD Medication-free patients with SAD were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: bright light therapy (10,000 lux for 30 min, from 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM), dawn simulation (1.5 hour dawn signal… CONTINUE READING
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