- A controlled trial of timed bright light and negative air ionization for treatment of winter depressionM Terman
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 55:875-82. 1998..Past studies, however, have lacked adequate placebo controls or sufficient power to detect group differences. The importance of time of day of treatment--specifically, morning light superiority--has remained controversial...
- Bright light therapy: side effects and benefits across the symptom spectrumM Terman
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 60:799-808; quiz 809. 1999..This study broadens the purview to a set of 88 physical and subjective symptoms that might emerge, remit, or remain unchanged relative to baseline, thus reducing bias toward assessment of presumed side effects...
- Jet lag: clinical features, validation of a new syndrome-specific scale, and lack of response to melatonin in a randomized, double-blind trialR L Spitzer
New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
Am J Psychiatry 156:1392-6. 1999..The goals of this study were to validate a new rating scale for measuring severity of jet lag and to compare the efficacy of contrasting melatonin regimens to alleviate jet lag...
- Circadian time of morning light administration and therapeutic response in winter depressionJ S Terman
New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, Unit 50, New York, NY 10032, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:69-75. 2001..CONCLUSION: The antidepressant effect of light is potentiated by early-morning administration in circadian time, optimally about 8.5 hours after melatonin onset or 2.5 hours after the sleep midpoint...