Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder with Blue Narrow-Band Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

@article{Glickman2006LightTF,
  title={Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder with Blue Narrow-Band Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)},
  author={G. Glickman and B. Byrne and C. Pineda and W. Hauck and G. Brainard},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={59},
  pages={502-507}
}
  • G. Glickman, B. Byrne, +2 authors G. Brainard
  • Published 2006
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND While light has proven an effective treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), an optimal wavelength combination has not been determined. Short wavelength light (blue) has demonstrated potency as a stimulus for acute melatonin suppression and circadian phase shifting. METHODS This study tested the efficacy of short wavelength light therapy for SAD. Blue light emitting diode (LED) units produced 468 nm light at 607 microW/cm2 (27 nm half-peak bandwidth); dim red LED units… CONTINUE READING
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    Interventional Clinical Trial
    The specific aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that light stimuli concentrated around 467 nm will evoke a significantly stronger therapeutic response in SAD patients… Expand
    ConditionsSeasonal Affective Disorder
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