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Light therapy similar to that used to treat seasonal affective disorder may increase sexual desire in men with a low libido via an increase in testosterone levels, an Italian study suggests.Medscape Medical News
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Active Wearables, a medtech startup based in Austria, has released Pocket Sky, a wearable designed to combat conditions resulting from time shifts and poor access to sunlight. The device can be worn like a pair of glasses and emits blue light to emul...
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We’ve entered the “dark ages” as the midshipmen at the Naval Academy say — the weeks between Christmas break and Spring break when everyone turns a pasty white and the sidewalks are full of ugly slush. The lack of sunlight and the shorter days don’t help the pursuit of sanity. However, if you approach this time of year with a dose of creativity and enthusiasm, you need not fall down the rabbit hole of depression. Here are some ideas to keep your mood sunny when the weather is anything but. 1. Go to the light. I start using my light lamp in October. However, in January, this fixture become...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Creativity Depression General Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Source Type: blogs
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Brain monoamine oxidase A in seasonal affective disorder and treatment with bright light therapy, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41398-018-0227-2Brain monoamine oxidase A in seasonal affective disorder and treatment with bright light therapy
Source: Translational Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Cools O, Hebbrecht K, Coppens V, Roosens L, De Witte A, Morrens M, Neels H, Sabbe B Abstract INTRODUCTION: A seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of unipolar and bipolar major depressive disorders. It is characterized by its annual recurrence of depressive episodes at a particular season, mostly seen in winter and is responsible for 10-20% of the prevalence of major depressive disorders. Some pathophysiological hypotheses, such as the phase delay and the monoamine depletion hypotheses, have been postulated but the exact cause has not been fully unraveled yet. Studies on treatment for SAD in the l...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Depression and Anxiety, EarlyView.
Source: Depression and Anxiety - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Light therapy is the treatment of a disorder by exposure to electromagnetic radiation in and close by the visible spectrum (i.e., visible, ultraviolet and infrared radiation). Depending on the type of ailment, treatment is mediated through the skin or through the eyes. This paper only focus on light mediated through the eyes, used in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or circadian related issues like jet-lag.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
Light therapy is the treatment of a disorder by exposure to electromagnetic radiation in and close by the visible spectrum (i.e., visible, ultraviolet and infrared radiation). Depending on the type of ailment, treatment is mediated through the skin or through the eyes. This paper only focus on light mediated through the eyes, used in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or circadian related issues like jet-lag.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
The use of light for its antidepressant action dates back to the  beginnings of civilization. As early as 4700 y ago, Wong Tai mentioned the fluctuation of diseases with seasons, Hippocrates wrote on the interrelation between seasonal climates and mood (melancholia and mania) [1], and Aretaeus of Cappadocia prescribed, in the second century AD, that “Lethargi cs be laid in the light, and exposed to the rays of the sun, for the disease is gloom”. While being reported for millennia, bright light therapy (BLT) in depression was not officially recognized until 30 y ago for treating the Seasonal Affec...
Source: Sleep Medicine Reviews - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
The use of light for its antidepressant action dates back to the beginnings of civilization. As early as 4700 years ago, Wong Tai mentioned the fluctuation of diseases with seasons, Hippocrates wrote on the interrelation between seasonal climates and mood (melancholia and mania) [1], and Aretaeus of Cappadocia prescribed, in the second century AD, that “Lethargics be laid in the light, and exposed to the rays of the sun, for the disease is gloom”. While being reported for millennia, bright light therapy (BLT) in depression was not officially recognized until 30 years ago for treating the Seasonal Affective Diso...
Source: Sleep Medicine Reviews - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
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