Potential antidepressant effect of infrared irradiation has seasonality.

  title={Potential antidepressant effect of infrared irradiation has seasonality.},
  author={Jui-Feng Tsai},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  volume={27 6},
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the seasonality of the antidepressant effect of infrared ray (IR) irradiation. BACKGROUND IR has been found to reduce immobility in the forced swimming test (FST) in mice in the winter, suggesting an antidepressant effect. However, whether IR also possesses antidepressant effects in the summer remains questionable. METHODS Fourteen mice were randomly assigned to the exposure group (n=7) and the control group (n=7). The mice in the exposure group… CONTINUE READING

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