Morning Light Therapy for Treatment of Antepartum Depression
Now we must be very careful instituting therapy such as this. While we know that many antidepressants are approved by the FDA for use in nursing mothers, this light therapy thing should be avoided until proper studies are done identifying the risks. All kidding aside this small study showed a tremendous benefit for a condition that can be problematic to treat, especially if the mother is nursing. With a therapy like being exposed to light in the morning, why wouldn’t anyone try this as a first line of attack? Couple that with exercise and proper diet and I’m sure response will skyrocket.
American Journal of Psychiatry — Abstracts: Oren et al. 159 (4): 666 –