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Early light treatment can prevent an emerging winter depression from developing into a full-blown depression.

Authors
  • Meesters, Y
  • Jansen, J H
  • Beersma, D G
  • Bouhuys, A L
  • van den Hoofdakker, R H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Affective Disorders
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1993
Volume
29
Issue
1
Pages
41–47
Identifiers
PMID: 8254142
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The administration of light at the development of the first signs of a winter depression appears to prevent it from developing into a full-blown depression. Not a single patient from a group of 16 treated this way became severely depressed during the remaining part of the winter season, whereas 5 out of 11 from the non-treated control group did.

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