Bright Light Therapy:
The administration of correctly timed, properly dosed, high-intensity fluorescent light to treat various forms of depression.
The use of prolonged periods of wakefulness, with intervening periods of recovery sleep, to induce rapid improvement in depressive symptoms.
Sleep Phase Advance:
Moves the time of sleep forward to the early evening to potentiate the action of other antidepressant interventions.
The combined use of Wake and bright light therapies along with sleep phase advance to generate a fast and sustained antidepressant response.
Use of a progressive illumination signal, administered during the end of sleep, to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Circadian rhythm-modifying compounds such as melatonin and certain psychiatric medications, that treat depression and sleep disorders.
Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy:
A problem-solving therapy that increases the routine of one's everyday activities to improve mood stability in bipolar disorder.