Seasonal depression: treatments

The treatment of seasonal depression is based on light therapy.

Light is the outermost synchronizer of the most powerful circadian rhythms. That is, it helps to resynchronize the biological clock. This property at least partially reflects the therapeutic effect of light therapy.

About 30 minutes a day of light therapy is usually enough to treat a seasonal depression. The best is to practice the session in the morning, or in the middle of the day.

The side effects of this treatment are infrequent, not very intense, almost always transient, spontaneously resolving in a few days of treatment.

Any patient who has started treatment with light therapy should be questioned about their ophthalmologic disorders and history. An ophthalmological consultation must be performed before the treatment is implemented in certain cases.

Your doctor may be taking this medication with medication, which may take the form of simple vitamins or antidepressants.

Light therapy devices are now available in supermarkets and specialty stores without a prescription. But beware, the quality of these devices must be checked before the purchase and the exposure must not exceed half an hour daily!

It should be remembered that light therapy devices emit UVA and UVB rays, with their potentially damaging effects on the skin and retina.

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