Depression Light Therapy
Depression Light Therapy Brightens Moods!
Apparently, drawing back the curtains to let the sun shine inside the house, isn’t just something you’re mother came up with. It’s actually true. The sunlight does do wonders to brighten what would have been a lousy day. It’s no wonder then that when the medical world introduced light therapy for depression, it worked on people suffering from mild depression with flying colors.
The science behind it is quite surprisingly simple. The sunshine brightens our moods, casting away any depression that we may feel. The reverse is true when you spend too much time in the dark – you get depressed. Worse, this is the negative effect of our daily life. Right now, most of us spend most of our waking hours cooped up inside the office with only the brightness of the office’s fluorescent lamps to keep us bright.
Well, guess what.
The sunlight on a cloudy day is almost 15 times the brightness that your everyday fluorescent light gives off. That means, you’re barely getting enough light to brighten your mood. Which is why there are a lot of working people suffering from depression right now. They’re getting too little light, to keep them smiling.
Light for depression will make people smile
Now this is really some good news that will really brighten the moods of many a depressed people. Light for depression is now being used to treat people suffering from mild depression. And the results are really good reasons to smile. There is a positive effect on the mood of the patients when they underwent light therapy.
What’s more, they didn’t even have to take their anti-depressants to help them get a better mood. All they had to do was sit in front of a light lamp for depression for 15 to 30 minutes. This really was a lot better than having to take medication all of the time to lift people from their depressed moods.
Why did it take long for depression light therapy to be recognized?
So if depression light therapy works, then why did it take some time for the treatment to be recognized and authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration? Well, as with any new technique, tests and studies were done to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.
More importantly, since depression light therapy will keep people from buying medication, there was very little funding that went into the study of the therapy’s effectiveness.
It’s a good thing then that the effectiveness of the treatment in helping lift the weight off of the shoulders of the people suffering from mild depression was finally recognized. The treatment is helping a lot of people suffering from slight to mild depression to regain control of their lives. Now that really is something that will brighten anyone’s mood.
To gain the best results from this treatment, experts urge patients to continue seeking the advice of doctors as to how they should incorporate light therapy into their lives. With the help of the doctor, patients will face a brighter future indeed.