2 patient evaluations for Light Box

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seasonal affective disorder (SAD))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I didn't realize how much winter was depressing me until my husband bought me my full-spectrum SAD light. I sit in front of it 30 minute a day while I mediate, and it helps my mood almost immediately. While the one I got was pricey ($300), there are smaller, "travel" sized ones that are less expensive. Be sure to get those specifically full-spectrum for SAD conditions.

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Dec 15, 2008 (Started Dec 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for symptoms worsened)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: don't expect results overnight--it takes time for unit to start helping just as taking an anti-depressant takes a bit of time before there is a changeable difference
Side effects: dry eyes

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