Light therapy in patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder: preliminary results.

@article{Leibenluft1995LightTI,
  title={Light therapy in patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder: preliminary results.},
  author={Ellen Leibenluft and Erick H. Turner and Susana Feldman-Naim and Paul J Schwartz and Thomas A. Wehr and Norman Edward Rosenthal},
  journal={Psychopharmacology bulletin},
  year={1995},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={705-10}
}
Nine patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder were treated with a total of 13 trials of bright light therapy in the morning (n = 5), evening (n = 3), or midday (n = 5). In each instance, the patient's mood ratings during 3 months of light therapy (added to a stable medication regimen) were compared to his or her mood ratings during 3 months on the same medication but without light treatment. Of the 3 light therapy schedules, only midday lights appeared to have beneficial clinical effects… CONTINUE READING