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Light Therapy Can Help Seasonal Affective Disorder and Major Depression

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  • Full-spectrum light therapy is often recommended over antidepressants for the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD); according to recent research, light therapy may be preferable even for major depression
  • Light therapy alone and placebo were both more effective than Prozac for the treatment of moderate to severe depression in an eight-week long study
  • Blue light has been found to be particularly beneficial for boosting your mood. According to previous research, blue light appears to play a key role in your brain's ability to process emotions

By Dr. Mercola

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice and least amount of daylight is fast approaching, as is the risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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