10 patient evaluations for Light Therapy (Phototherapy)

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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Mar 4, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry skin, itching, pustules, hyperpigmentation (skin darkening))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 2, 2013 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry skin, itching, pustules, hyperpigmentation (skin darkening))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jul 11, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry skin, itching, pustules, hyperpigmentation (skin darkening))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I was having 4 treatments per week and things were going well. Within a month of dropping to twice weekly, I was almost as bad as when I started. Went back up to 4x/week, and showing positive results again.
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 25, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry skin, itching, pustules, hyperpigmentation (skin darkening))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Elevated mood
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 12, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry skin, itching, pustules, hyperpigmentation (skin darkening))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Treatment is somewhat of a burden because I live 40 minutes away from where I have to go 4 mornings a week, and the treatment currently only lasts 20 seconds.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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