What is Sun Lamp?

Category: Equipment

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Exposure to bright light has been found to be an effective means of treating seasonal affective disorder. The individual sits in front of a bright light unit, a specialized, portable box which houses balanced spectrum fluorescent tubes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) 9 6
Depressed mood 4 0
Insomnia 2 0
Apathy 1 0
Bipolar I disorder 1 0
Delayed sleep phase syndrome 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 6
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sun Lamp

Side effect Patients
Agitation 1
Dry skin 1
Jittery feeling 1
Sore eyes 1

Why patients stopped taking Sun Lamp

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Stopped using Sun Lamp

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
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