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the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn

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Box Bright light therapy: How it works The mechanism of action of bright light therapy is yet to be elucidated.
The spectral characteristics of the light source for bright light therapy apparatus have been of great concern.
Terman, "Bright light therapy: side effects and benefits across the symptom spectrum," The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol.
Adjunctive triple chronotherapy (combined total sleep deprivation, sleep phase advance, and bright light therapy) rapidly improves mood and suicidality in suicidal depressed inpatients: an open label pilot study.
Treatments include bright light therapy, which is used to reset the biological clock.
The Sweethome's experts extensively researched and examined the Day-Light Classic Plus, a device used in medical facilities, hospitals and research centers across the country, alongside 40 other bright light therapy lamps.
The other alternative therapies include exercise/ yoga, acupuncture, biofeedback, bright light therapy, music therapy, and aroma therapy.
Exercise "Bright light therapy products by companies such as Innolux can really help but many people aren't aware they are on the market.
Consider treatment with bright light therapy, alone or in combination with fluoxetine, for patients with nonseasonal major depressive disorder (MDD).
Bright light therapy has been used effectively for seasonal affective disorder, the kind of depression that comes on at a specific time of the year - often the dark days of late autumn and winter - then lifts.
Through combining advanced brain wave and pulse measurement technology with a comfortable sleeping mask commonly used in air travel, Neuroon uses Bright Light Therapy to improve sleep efficiency, and most importantly to alleviate jet lag.
Bright light therapy, an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder, also is efficacious for nonseasonal major depressive disorder either as a monotherapy or with fluoxetine, a new study shows.
Although the evidence appears to be building in support of this pragmatic intervention, the methodological quality of the studies is varied, and a recent systematic review concluded that, "there is insufficient evidence to justify the use of bright light therapy in dementia.
He draws on the cognitive behavioral therapy insomnia program developed at Harvard Medical School and adds physical and psychological techniques, including techniques for adjusting the timing of melatonin release and using total darkness in the bedroom, the use of bright light therapy in the morning, additional supplements to increase the production of sedating neurotransmitters, more information on retraining the autonomic nervous system to eliminate elevated cortisol at night, and cognitive hypnotherapy exercises.
While our study points to a negative effect of bright light exposure, it is important to mention that few studies demonstrated a positive effect of bright light therapy on sleep, mood, and motor function in patients with Parkinson's disease [22].