10 patient evaluations for Light Therapy (Phototherapy)

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Nov 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for seasonal affective disorder (SAD))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2009 (Started Feb 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seasonal affective disorder (SAD))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: The impact on my life was enormously positive. This was before I discovered that my Vitamin D deficiency was the root cause for my general condition. Seasonal Affective Disorder was just the most severe part of my overall depression with anxiety. Keeping a regular sleep cycle is, I believe, essential for treating depression, and light therapy is quite effective for this. I have come to know that sleeping late is a disaster with depression, and light therapy (including dawn simulation) is crucial especially in the Winter if you live in a Northern latitude. Cost is just the one-time purchase of the full-spectrum (or blue light) light box and the dawn simulator. I have one of these for when I travel http://www.consumer.philips.com/c/light-therapy/hf3332_60/prd/us/
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 15, 2009 (Started Feb 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seasonal affective disorder (SAD))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: 1) requires commitment and faith at first, 2) benefit was far beyond what I expected, 3) impact was significantly positive
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Promote relaxation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Personal enjoyment / entertainment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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