It’s fall somewhere, which means less light and for some a change in mood… or is it serotonin?
For me, I usually have a depressive episode in February, which really isn’t that unusual due to the change in weather and light exposure. Instead of adding additional medication, my doctor recommended phototherapy (or bright light therapy). This is not medical advice on light therapy, but my experience with it for treatment of Bipolar Depression. The Mayo Clinic and Columbia University have excellent breakdowns of how the treatments work and the numerous reasons people may use the treatment. I am fortunate to remain under my doctor’s care while using light therapy and my usual medication therapy coincides. [Read more…]