Bright light therapy for bipolar depression. We used to recommend light therapy for people with bipolar disorder with caution. The reason for caution was that light could trigger a manic episode in some people. With more research, we now see that light in the middle of the day (instead of the morning) improves bipolar depression.
In this video, I show how light therapy is used to treat the depressive phase of bipolar disorder.
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