Phototherapy consists of the controlled administration of bright light to treat specific psychiatric illnesses. Phototherapy is administered using specially designed bright light boxes and has been shown effective in the treatment of the seasonal subtype of major depression (also known as seasonal affective disorder). Phototherapy is also used in the treatment of the delayed sleep phase syndrome and jet lag. In the treatment of seasonal affective disorder, early morning bright light therapy is superior to evening light in most individuals, bight intensity of 2,500 to 10,000 lux is most effective Light therapy can induce mania in susceptible individuals.
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