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Exercise May Help Alleviate Depression


Exercise may help ease symptoms of depression, according to a fresh look at past research. Researchers who analyzed data from previous studies found people who exercised experienced a “moderate” reduction in their depressive symptoms compared to those who did other activities, such as using relaxation techniques, or received no treatment. “This review provides some additional […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder And Sleep


People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) have similar types of misperceptions about sleep as people with insomnia, according to a small recent study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that people with SAD — which is a kind of depression that occurs in the late fall, winter and early spring — tend to have incorrect perceptions […]

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10 Tips to Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder


Now that fall has begun, it is important for people to learn about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and teach them preventative techniques as well as coping mechanisms to help manage the symptoms. SAD is form of depression that occurs around the same time every year, generally during the months of September to May. What are the symptoms […]

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Insurance Claims – Light Therapy Video Tip


Insurance Claims Many customers always ask if their insurance company will cover the expense of a light box. Many of the major insurance companies authorize and reimburse the purchase of light therapy product. But it varies from person to person. It can change depending on your insurance company as well as the policy you have […]

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Treating Sleep Disorders With Bright Light Therapy


Before going straight to sleep medications or stimulants for patients with sleep disorders, try prescribing bright light therapy (also called phototherapy). Many find it useful for patients with insomnia, and circadian rhythm disorders such as delayed sleep phase disorder, advanced sleep phase disorder and jet lag. Bright light therapy is also helpful for patients with […]

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