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Phototherapy, progression of applications in psychiatry and other fields of medicine

Marlena Sokół-Szawłowska
Psychiatria 2018;15(1):50-52.

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Vol 15, No 1 (2018)
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Published online: 2018-03-28

Abstract

The presented work aims at approximating knowledge about phototherapy as one of non-pharmacological therapeutic
methods. Those methods are based on the knowledge of the natural rhythms of a human being and depend on the
influence of adventures and the demands of civilization progress. Currently, with the evolution of technical possibilities,
the form of patients’ exposure to this healing method is changed. Expanding knowledge about phototherapy makes
attempts to use phototherapy outside of psychiatry and seasonal affective disorders.

Abstract

The presented work aims at approximating knowledge about phototherapy as one of non-pharmacological therapeutic
methods. Those methods are based on the knowledge of the natural rhythms of a human being and depend on the
influence of adventures and the demands of civilization progress. Currently, with the evolution of technical possibilities,
the form of patients’ exposure to this healing method is changed. Expanding knowledge about phototherapy makes
attempts to use phototherapy outside of psychiatry and seasonal affective disorders.

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Keywords

chronobiology, light therapy, seasonal affective disorders

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Title

Phototherapy, progression of applications in psychiatry and other fields of medicine

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2018)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

50-52

Published online

2018-03-28

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2018;15(1):50-52.

Keywords

chronobiology
light therapy
seasonal affective disorders

Authors

Marlena Sokół-Szawłowska

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