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An Open Trial of Light Therapy in Adult Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

OBJECTIVE: In adults with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a delayed sleep/ activity rhythm and/or seasonal mood symptoms may contribute significantly to core pathology and disability. This study examined whether a chronobiologically based treatment, i.e., morning bright light therapy (LT), might have utility as an adjunctive treatment for adult ADHD in the fall/ winter period. METHOD: … Read more

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States with Less Sunlight Had Higher Rates of Patients Diagnosed with ADHD

Child psychiatrist Eugene Arnold, MD, conducted a study that showed states with less sunlight had higher rates of patients diagnosed with ADHD. “It’s estimated that 13 million men, women and children in the United States fit the diagnosis for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD or ADD. A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inappropriate degrees of … Read more

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Hyperactivity & Full Spectrum Light

“Several extremely hyperactive children with confirmed learning disabilities calmed down completely and rapidly overcame their learning and reading problems while in the full spectrum lighted environment. The overall average academic achievement level showed significant improvement.” John Nash Ott, PhD., International Journal of Biosocial Research 1973. For more information, please contact: Sunshine Sciences   PO Box 19917 … Read more

Direct Brain Serotonin Measurement Validates Light Therapy for SAD

Ten million people in the US can attest to the fact that the waning hours of sunlight in winter can provoke a dip in mood that may progress to full-fledged depression. Now a research team at Baker Heart Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, has provided experimental evidence to support the long-suspected role of lowered serotonin … Read more

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