Early light treatment can prevent an emerging winter depression from developing

Journal of Affective Disorders (1993)
January 1, 1993

Y. Meesters, J.H.C. Jansen, D.G.M. Beersma, A.L. Bouhuys and R.H. Van Den Hoofdakker

Journal of Affective Disorders, 29(1993) 41-47


The administration of light at the development of the first signs of 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.

© 1993 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

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