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Light therapy effective for depression: UBC study

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall well-being of people suffering from the disease.

These results are very exciting because light therapy is inexpensive, easy to access and use, and comes with few side effects,” said Dr. Raymond Lam, a UBC professor and psychiatrist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a partnership between UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health. “Patients can easily use light therapy along with other treatments such as antidepressants and psychotherapy.