Phototherapy is a useful adjunct in the treatment of depressed in-patients.

  title={Phototherapy is a useful adjunct in the treatment of depressed in-patients.},
  author={Kenneth Beauchemin and Paige Hays},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={95 5},
Phototherapy is regularly used in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder. There is evidence that it is also useful in the treatment of non-seasonal depression, but relevant controlled experiments are difficult to design. In this study we randomly assigned depressed in-patients to high and low levels of artificial light, the high levels exceeding those most commonly used in earlier reported trials. Both unipolar and bipolar depressions responded when phototherapy was used as an adjunct to… CONTINUE READING

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