A set of circadian rhythm-altering interventions that treat depression by adjustments of the sleep-wake cycle and daily light exposure. These include bright light therapy, dawn simulation, and wake therapy.
Rapid Treatment for Depression
Standard antidepressant medications usually require anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks to achieve significant results.
Light-based chronotherapies typically produce similar effects in 1 to 3 weeks.
Chronotherapies utilizing wake therapy, including triple chronotherapy, commonly generate remissions within 1 to 2 days.
Accelerates and Enhances Standard Treatments for Depression
Chronotherapies can be used with antidepressant medications to increase speed and degree of treatment response.
Indicated for Unipolar and Bipolar Depression, and S.A.D.