11 patient evaluations for Light Therapy (Phototherapy)

Jul 25, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I have my light set up at my desk-top computer and use it daily in the morning. I have had a major decrease in Seasonal Affect symptoms.

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Dec 1, 2018 (Started Nov 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for seasonal affective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Did NOT seem to help my depression.

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Jun 18, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seasonal affective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 times a week
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seasonal affective disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: I have had Seasonally Affected Depression since I was a kid when my grades always dropped in the January-March grading period.  Now living in the NW where winter nights are long and days are often dark, my full-spectrum light has really helped especially when adding 400 units of daily liquid Vitamin D each day in the winter.  Caution:  the cheap lights don't work as well. 
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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