a discussion about psychiatry, mental illness, emotional problems, and things that help
Monday, July 14, 2008
A Light box -- produces 10 000 lux of light intensity, mimics a sunny summer afternoon. For some people their moods really do respond noticeably to light stimulation, and external weather. A light box could be tried adjunctively even for people who do not clearly have seasonal depression, since this treatment involves very little risk. It is important to get a light box that produces 10 000 lux of bright white light. The more convenient, smaller, coloured, or lesser intensity models may not be sufficient.