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Awarded Trial: 02T-228
50 lux red light for 2 weeks, followed by 7,000 lux light for 2-week epochs of 15, 30, and 45 min
Secondary Drug Intervention
Duration of Study Period for Each Subject
Hamilton Depression Rating Scale--Atypical Depression symptoms version
Eleven patients completed the trial. Three of four patients who received morning light treatment experienced a switch to manic or mixed states. Five of seven subjects receiving midday light had a significant improvement in depression. The optimal response was observed at 45 or 60 minutes of therapy.
Sit D, Wisner KL, Hanusa BH, Stull S, Terman M. Light therapy for bipolar disorder: a case series in women. Bipolar Disord. 2007 Dec;9(8):918-27.
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