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Bright light augmentation in antidepressant nonresponders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1869495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to examine the potential benefit of the addition of bright lights to antidepressant treatment in depressed subjects. METHOD: Ten patients who presented during the winter months with major depression and who had failed an adequate trial of antidepressants or who had relapsed following a successful course of antidepressants underwent a 2-week course of bright light therapy. RESULTS: Augmentation with bright lights resulted in substantial improvement in 7 of the 10 patients. CONCLUSION: Bright light augmentation may provide a useful treatment alternative for patients with treatment-resistant depression.
Authors:
A J Levitt; R T Joffe; S H Kennedy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-19     Completed Date:  1991-09-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  336-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Mood Disorders Clinic, Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use*
Combined Modality Therapy
Depressive Disorder / drug therapy,  psychology,  therapy*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Phototherapy*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Recurrence
Seasons
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents

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