Clinical Proof

Clinical research into the Litebook

Not only is light therapy a clinically proven method of treating various conditions, but the Litebook itself also has clinical research behind it. All of the articles below feature research into the effectiveness of the Litebook. Many other manufacturers will use statements such as "bright light therapy is clinically proven, therefore our product is". We wanted to ensure our specific product is proven to be effective, which is why the research below has been compiled.


  • 'Prevention of quality-of-life deterioration with light therapy is associated with changes in fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy' 
    Qual Life Res. 2013 Aug;22(6):1239-44 Jeste N, Liu L, Rissling M, Trofimenko V, Natarajan L, Parker BA, Ancoli-Israel S.
  • 'Light Therapy Treatment Prevents Fatigue in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer'
    Supportive Care in Cancer, September 2011 Ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-011-1203-z. Ancoli-Israel S, Rissling M, Neikrug A, Trofimenko V, Natarajan L, Parker BA, Lawton S, Desan P, Liu L. Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
  • 'A Controlled Trial of The Litebook Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Light Therapy Device for Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)'– Drs. P. Desan, R. Lam, Y. Meesters, E. Horn, D. Boivin et al
    • Dept. of Psychiatry, Yale University; Dept. of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia; University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands; Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center; Douglas Hospital, Montreal.
    • PUBLISHED AUGUST 2007 - BMC Psychiatry
  • 'Moderate Exercise and Bright Light Treatment in Overweight and Obese Individuals' – Drs. C. Shapiro, R. Levitan et al
    • Sleep Research Unit, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.
    • PUBLISHED JULY 2007 – Journal of Obesity Vol. 15, No. 7


  • 'Use of timed light treatment to hasten circadian adaptation of offshore nightshift workers returning home to day life' – Dr. Josephine Arendt, Ph.D.
    • University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 'Effect of an intervention on melatonin secretion during night shifts in police officers' – Dr. Diane Boivin, Ph.D.
    • Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 'Bright Light: A novel treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)' – Dr. Shawn Youngstedt, Ph.D.
    • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia, SC
  • 'Effect of light therapy on sleep and ‘chemo-brain’ in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy' – UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 'Using Bright Light to Reduce Anxiety Levels in Persons with High Levels of Anxiety' - University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


Other clinical trials with The Litebook®, for a variety of other applications, are ongoing and pending:

Area of Study & Research Institution

  • 'Litebook Bright Light Treatment in combination with Moderate Exercise in Obese and Overweight Individuals: A follow-up study with exploration of mechanisms.'
    • Dr. Colin Shapiro PH.D., Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • 'Chronobiology of Menopausal Depression'
    • Dr. Barbara Parry M.D., Dept. of Psychiatry, UC San Diego, San Diego CA
  • 'Wavelength Restricted Light Therapy for Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study'
    • Dr. Elliot Frohman M.D., Ph.D. – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Results of these trials, and additional clinical trials with The Litebook®, will be announced as information becomes available.

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