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Seasonal affective disorder

03 January 2012, 5:13pm

Scientists have developed an unusual way of treating seasonal affective disorder, caused by a lack of sunlight - by shining light into the brain through the ears

The findings, presented at the recent International Forum for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Budapest, Hungary, came from a study of 89 patients by researchers from Oulu University in Finland. They had tested the technique on 89 volunteers and found it eliminated depressive symptoms in three-quarters of them within 12 minutes of treatment.

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