Effects of tryptophan depletion vs catecholamine depletion in patients with seasonal affective disorder in remission with light therapy.

@article{Neumeister1998EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of tryptophan depletion vs catecholamine depletion in patients with seasonal affective disorder in remission with light therapy.},
  author={Alexander Neumeister and Erick H. Turner and Jane R. Matthews and Teodor T. Postolache and Ralph Lipsey Barnett and Manfred Rauh and R G Vetticad and S. Kasper and Norman Edward Rosenthal},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={524-30}
}
BACKGROUND Although hypotheses about the therapeutic mechanism of action of light therapy have focused on serotonergic mechanisms, the potential role, if any, of catecholaminergic pathways has not been fully explored. METHODS Sixteen patients with seasonal affective disorder who had responded to a standard regimen of daily 10000-lux light therapy were enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized crossover study. We compared the effects of tryptophan depletion with catecholamine… CONTINUE READING

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