Q&A

Morning Bright Light Therapy for PTSD

Morning Bright Light Therapy for PTSD

Traumatic stress expert Alyson Zalta answers questions about research into innovative strategies for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

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How often and where/how should bright light therapy be used for PTSD? Does a SAAD light work?
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Should morning bright light therapy only be used in addition to other types of treatments?
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If morning bright light therapy does help with the symptoms of PTSD, what does this tell us about the nature of PTSD?
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Could being outside in the sunshine in the morning have the same effects as the LED glasses?
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Can this process be used with traumatized youth?
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Do people doing morning bright light therapy naturally end up going to bed earlier if they start waking earlier?
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Is the timing of light exposure important?
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