Morning light treatment hastens the antidepressant effect of citalopram: a placebo-controlled trial.

@article{Benedetti2003MorningLT,
  title={Morning light treatment hastens the antidepressant effect of citalopram: a placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={Francesco Benedetti and Cristina Colombo and Adriana Pontiggia and Alessandro Bernasconi and Marcello Florita and Enrico Smeraldi},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={648-53}
}
BACKGROUND Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are effective in approximately 70% of patients with a major depressive episode, but therapeutic changes usually require 2 weeks of administration to become clinically relevant. Adjunct light therapy has been proposed to hasten the effects of drug treatment. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of morning light therapy or placebo combined with citalopram in the treatment of patients affected by a major depressive episode… CONTINUE READING
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