Bright light treatment is effective in treating older patients with non-seasonal major depression

Martiny K. 

Evid Based Nurs. 2011 Oct;14(4):117-8. doi: 10.1136/ebn.2011.100036. PubMed PMID: 21937634.


Treatment for major depression is unsuccessful in a larger proportion of patients, and newer treatment modalities are thus welcomed. Major depression in older people is common, and depression episodes tend to be long and debilitating. Bright light treatment has now been used for three decades and has been shown to be effective for non-seasonal depression, but specific evidence for efficacy in older people is still sparse.

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