Psychiatric Times Vol 11 No 2

NIMH, JAMA Shed Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

February 01, 1994

The gloom of winter, more often a literary theme than a medical topic, is a biological reality for an estimated 10 million Americans who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). For some, however, the depression ushered in by the dark days of winter can be treated simply and with rapid results with 30 minutes to two hours of bright-light therapy per day for a few weeks.