Harvard Mental Health Letter

Bright light therapy for seasonal affective disorder

Bright white light therapy has been used to treat seasonal affective disorder for more than 20 years. In this video, Dr. Michael Miller, editor in chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, discusses how bright light therapy works.

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How to choose a light box; what precautions to take

The best advice is to work with your clinician to select the type of bright light therapy that suits your individual needs and minimizes any risks. A few pointers follow.

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