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Adjunctive Bright Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial

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People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests.
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Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms
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Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms
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Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder
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THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests. With light therapy, people spend time sitting in close proximity to a light-emitting...
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(Northwestern University) Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern Medicine study found. More than 68 percent of patients who received midday bright light achieved a normal level of mood, compared to 22.2 percent of patients who received a dim placebo light.
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Portable and easy to use, light therapy may be an option for patients with an inadequate response to antidepressants or who experience side effects from these medications.Medscape Medical News
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Adjunctive bright light therapy may help lower depressive symptoms in adults with bipolar disorder, reports astudy published yesterday inAJP in Advance.“Despite advances in drug treatment for mania, the development of effective pharmacotherapy for bipolar depression remains a challenge,” wrote Dorothy Sit, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues. “Given the limited treatment options, research to investigate novel therapeutics for bipolar depression is a high-priority public health concern.”Much like patients with major depression, people with bipolar disorder commonly report sleep probl...
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CONCLUSIONS: The data from this study provide robust evidence that supports the efficacy of midday bright light therapy for bipolar depression. PMID: 28969438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Bright light therapy (BLT) is an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder and non- seasonal depression. The efficacy of BLT in treating patients with bipolar disorder is still unknown.
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