Is Light Therapy Useful For Depression Related To Seasonal Affective Disorder In Children/Adolescents?

Dr. Bruce Cohen answers the question: 'Light Therapy For Depressed Children?'

ByBruce Cohen, M.d., Ph.d., Director, Shervert Frazier Research Institute, Mclean Hospital
February 28, 2008, 12:07 PM

— -- Question: Is light therapy useful for depression related to seasonal affective disorder in children/adolescents?

Answer: Light therapy has been better studied in adults than in children or adolescents, but in some instances it is probably a safe and effective way to treat seasonal affective disorder in young people.

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