- Bright light treatment in elderly patients with nonseasonal major depressive disorder: a randomized placebo-controlled trialRitsaert Lieverse
Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:61-70. 2011..Circadian rhythm disturbances are common in the elderly. Suprachiasmatic nucleus stimulation using bright light treatment (BLT) may, therefore, improve mood, sleep, and hormonal rhythms in elderly patients with MDD...
- Elevated salivary dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate but normal cortisol levels in medicated depressed patients: preliminary findingsJohanna Assies
Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Tafelbergweg 25, 1105 BC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Psychiatry Res 128:117-22. 2004..These preliminary results suggest that DHEA-S may be a more sensitive indicator of depression and symptom severity than cortisol in medicated but still clinically depressed patients...