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Experientia

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 574–576 | Cite as

Dose relationships of morning bright white light in seasonal affective disorders (SAD)

  • A. Wirz-Justice
  • A. C. Schmid
  • P. Graw
  • K. Kräuchi
  • P. Kielholz
  • W. Pöldinger
  • H. -U. Fisch
  • C. Buddeberg
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Summary

Bright white full spectrum light (>2500 lux) can improve depressive symptomatology in a selected group of patients with recurrent autumn and winter depression. This crossover study demonstrates that 0.5-h morning white light is not an effective treatment, whereas 2-h is.

Key words

Bright white light seasonal affective disorder dose relationships 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Wirz-Justice
    • 1
  • A. C. Schmid
    • 1
  • P. Graw
    • 1
  • K. Kräuchi
    • 1
  • P. Kielholz
    • 1
  • W. Pöldinger
    • 1
  • H. -U. Fisch
    • 2
  • C. Buddeberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychiatric University ClinicBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Psychiatric University PoliclinicBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Psychiatric University PoliclinicZürichSwitzerland

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