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dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, I Men
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, S Men
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Trevor Ren
dc.contributor.authorBurrows, Graham Den
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-16T02:35:19Z
dc.date.available2015-05-16T02:35:19Z
dc.date.issued1989-09-01en
dc.identifier.citationThe Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 23(3): 369-72en
dc.identifier.govdoc2803149en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12842en
dc.description.abstractSix patients with a history of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) were treated with bright artificial light. Patients presented with at least two consecutive years of loss of energy, difficulty in working, loss of interest in activities, difficulty in concentrating, increased somnolence, over-eating (carbohydrate craving) and depressed mood. All received seven consecutive days of full-spectrum bright light with an intensity greater than 2,500 lux at a distance of three feet. Evening exposure for two hours resulted in significant clinical improvement. The main improvements were a return to normal sleeping patterns, a reduction in eating habits, improved energy level, a desire to continue with interests and activities and an improvement in mood. Possible mechanisms for the clinical effects of bright light treatment are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherAustraliaen
dc.subject.otherDepressive Disorder.psychology.therapyen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherPhototherapy.methodsen
dc.subject.otherPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen
dc.subject.otherSeasonsen
dc.titleTreatment of seasonal affective disorder with light: preliminary Australian experience.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleThe Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatryen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria.en
dc.description.pages369-72en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2803149en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
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