Year: 2000 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.61, no.1, (January 2000), p.30-32 SIEC No: 20000030

The cases of 191 depressed patients with seasonal affective disorder treated with an open trial of morning light therapy were retrospectively analyzed. 67% of patients were rated as clinical responders to light therapy. There was significant improvement in the SIGH-SAD suicide item score with 45% of patients showing a score reduction. Only 3% of patients had slight worsening of suicide scores. No patients attempted suicide or discontinued light therapy because of emergent suicidality. (26 refs.)