Manipulations of sleep and phototherapy: nonpharmacological alternatives in the treatment of depression.

@article{Wehr1990ManipulationsOS,
  title={Manipulations of sleep and phototherapy: nonpharmacological alternatives in the treatment of depression.},
  author={Thomas A. Wehr},
  journal={Clinical neuropharmacology},
  year={1990},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
  pages={S54-65}
}
Manipulations of sleep and light (for winter depression) rapidly improve mood in 60% of depressed patients. These two unconventional treatments for depression may prove useful in patients who do not respond to drug treatments, in patients who prefer nonpharmacological treatments, or as adjuncts to drug treatments. This article reviews research on the… CONTINUE READING