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Light box therapy: How to combat seasonal depression with the power of light – Insider – INSIDER

Light therapy uses a very bright device to help regulate serotonin and melatonin levels in the body to combat symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.

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Light therapy is considered a first-line treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter. Here’s more about this treatment and how to use it effectively.
What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
About 4%-6% of American adults have SAD, which comes on in the fall and winter, and usually abates in the spring and summer. Research has linked SAD to changes in the amount of daylight and found that it’s more common in areas that are far from…

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