Antidepressants are prescribed by many doctors to treat the symptoms of non-seasonal depression, but there may be an antidepressant alternative that has mood-lifting benefits without the side effects – bright light therapy. Bright light therapy has been successfully used to treat seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression triggered by the change in seasons, but it may be helpful for non-seasonal depression as well. Exposure to Bright Light: Does It Help Non-Seasonal Depression? In a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers gave 89 older adults bright light therapy or a placebo for three weeks. At the
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