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Psychiatry Res. 2015 Sep 30;229(1-2):577-9. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.07.079. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Bright light therapy for the treatment of night eating syndrome: A pilot study.

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1
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Psychology, 5030 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA. Electronic address: ammfgc@mail.umkc.edu.
2
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Psychology, 5030 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA. Electronic address: lundgrenj@umkc.edu.

Abstract

The effect of bright light therapy (BLT) on the symptoms of night eating syndrome was evaluated. Fifteen adults completed two weeks of daily 10,000 lux BLT administered in the morning. Significant reductions were found pre-to-post treatment in night eating symptomatology, mood disturbance, and sleep disturbance. This pilot trial provides preliminary support for the efficacy of BLT for the treatment of night eating syndrome.

KEYWORDS:

Bright light therapy; Night eating syndrome; Treatment

PMID:
26239768
DOI:
10.1016/j.psychres.2015.07.079
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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