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Article: Spectral properties of phototherapy for seasonal affective disorder: a meta-analysis

TitleSpectral properties of phototherapy for seasonal affective disorder: a meta-analysis
Authors
KeywordsPhototherapy
Seasonal affective disorder
Spectral analysis
Issue Date1997
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ACP
Citation
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 1997, v. 96 n. 2, p. 117-121 How to Cite?
AbstractThe general therapeutic effect of light on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been widely acknowledged. However, the antidepressant effect of light does not seem to be the same for different spectra of light. In this study, the authors attempted to study the spectral properties of phototherapy for SAD using a meta-analytical procedure. The findings suggested that light of short to medium wavelengths (blue/green/yellow) seem to be essential for the therapeutic effect of light on SAD. Red wavelengths were relatively ineffective. It was then postulated that SAD may be predisposed and/or precipitated by the inefficiency of the S and M cones in the retina. Furthermore, ultraviolet (UV) waves did not seem to be essential for SAD symptom alleviation by artificial light. Therefore, these potentially harmful UV waves should be blocked in any clinical application of phototherapy for SAD.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89551
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.128
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.518
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dc.contributor.authorLee, TMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CCHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, JGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJanzen, HLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBlashko, CAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:58:28Z-
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dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 1997, v. 96 n. 2, p. 117-121en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe general therapeutic effect of light on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been widely acknowledged. However, the antidepressant effect of light does not seem to be the same for different spectra of light. In this study, the authors attempted to study the spectral properties of phototherapy for SAD using a meta-analytical procedure. The findings suggested that light of short to medium wavelengths (blue/green/yellow) seem to be essential for the therapeutic effect of light on SAD. Red wavelengths were relatively ineffective. It was then postulated that SAD may be predisposed and/or precipitated by the inefficiency of the S and M cones in the retina. Furthermore, ultraviolet (UV) waves did not seem to be essential for SAD symptom alleviation by artificial light. Therefore, these potentially harmful UV waves should be blocked in any clinical application of phototherapy for SAD.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ACPen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Psychiatrica Scandinavicaen_HK
dc.subjectPhototherapyen_HK
dc.subjectSeasonal affective disorderen_HK
dc.subjectSpectral analysisen_HK
dc.titleSpectral properties of phototherapy for seasonal affective disorder: a meta-analysisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-0447.1997.tb09915.x-
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