The efficacy of light therapy in the treatment of mood disorders: a review and meta-analysis of the evidence.

@article{Golden2005TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of light therapy in the treatment of mood disorders: a review and meta-analysis of the evidence.},
  author={R. Golden and B. Gaynes and R. Ekstrom and R. Hamer and F. M. Jacobsen and T. Suppes and K. Wisner and C. Nemeroff},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 4},
  pages={
          656-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the evidence base for the efficacy of light therapy in treating mood disorders. METHOD The authors systematically searched PubMed (January 1975 to July 2003) to identify randomized, controlled trials of light therapy for mood disorders that fulfilled predefined criteria. These articles were abstracted, and data were synthesized by disease and intervention category. RESULTS Only 13% of the studies met the inclusion criteria. Meta-analyses… Expand
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