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Depression

07 January 2011

Light therapy for elderly with depression

The bright-light therapy often used to fight seasonal affective disorder may also ease major depression symptoms in the elderly, a small clinical trial suggests.

The bright-light therapy often used to fight seasonal affective disorder may also ease major depression symptoms in the elderly, a small clinical trial suggests.

"I think bright light therapy definitely now deserves a place in the treatment of major depression in older adults," said lead researcher Dr Ritsaert Lieverse, a psychiatrist at GGZ in Geest and the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam.

 

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