Bright Lights Dim Winter Depression
New research supports light therapy as an effective treatment for severe mental depression that recurs during winter months.
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Charmane I. Eastman
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center
Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory
1653 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612
Alfred J. Lewy
Oregon Health Sciences University
Department of Psychiatry, L-469
Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97201-3098
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Psychiatric University Clinic
Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 17, October 24, 1998,
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