Navigation Links
Study tests new treatments for the winter blues
Date:1/19/2012

Boston If winter's long nights and cold weather have you feeling depressed, a new research study could lift your spirits. The study, lead by Janis Anderson, PH.D., an associate psychologist in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Psychiatry, aims to help adult (ages 21-64) men and women with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) by comparing two new types of light technologies to determine which one works better.

For decades, researchers have known that exposing patients to bright light can alleviate the seasonal depression associated with SAD, but the technology to treat SAD has evolved considerably over the years. Today's high-tech light boxes are increasingly small, portable and powerful. This change may give a growing number of patients access to treatment.

Enrollment of 40 volunteers for the trial is now underway at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Participants who usually develop clinical depression in the fall and winter will receive, at no cost to them, a form a light therapy. The effectiveness of the new technology will be measured over a period of six weeks to determine the effectiveness at reducing the symptoms of SAD.


'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Langford
tlangford@partners.org
617-534-1605
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds delirium after stroke linked to poorer outcomes for patients
2. Study finds patients receive half of recommended preventive health services at annual check-ups
3. Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer
4. VCU study suggests antimicrobial scrubs may reduce bacteria
5. Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study
6. Some Women Can Go Longer Between Bone Checks: Study
7. Study reveals mechanism of lung-cancer drug resistance
8. Study finds potential key to immune suppression in cancer
9. The Pill Can Help Ease Period Pain, Study Finds
10. University of Maryland study: Headphone-distracted pedestrians face death, serious injury
11. Study reveals origins of esophageal cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... News Advisory/Interview Opportunity , After six years of advocacy, ... in Europe for public health and the environment and is calling on the United ... and the overwhelming support of European citizens, the European Union (EU) will, beginning next ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Ogden Clinic, the largest multi-specialty ... payment system, to expand its focus on patient care by providing an advanced ... , “At Ogden Clinic, we are working to become a different type of ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Vortex ... of “Profiling protein expression in circulating tumor cells using microfluidic western blotting” in ... of the Vortex technology to capture CTCs and a microfluidic single-CTC ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... Sam & Associates Insurance Agency, a ... related services to residents of the region, is embarking on a charity effort ... wild lands. , Endangered Species International is committed to ending the anthropogenic trends ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... consuming and frustrating and this tool bypasses that. Healthcare facilities across the ... an opportunity to offer their clients and hospitals, across the country, an efficient ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... NEW YORK , March 22, 2017 ... ... cannabis market was worth an estimated $6.6 billion in 2016, and ... of 16% or reaching more than $24 billion by 2025. The ... 2025, or growing from $4.7 billion in 2016, to an estimated ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 22, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary ... rapidly due to the significant development and innovation in ... Market Research, the global electrophysiology market was worth $3.42 ... billion by 2022, with a GAGR of 13.4%. Electrophysiology ... diagnose abnormal heartbeats or arrhythmia. The report indicates that ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... MAPLE GROVE, Minn. , March 22, 2017   ... of Clomipramine Hydrochloride Capsules* USP, 25 mg, 50 mg and ... (clomipramine hydrochloride) Capsules USP. The clomipramine ... for the 12 months ending December 2016, according to IMS ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: