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Old 03-08-2015, 05:22 PM   #19
rhondalea
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Re: cancer is killing my spirit

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Here are a link about a non medication treatment for depression--will never get a clinical trial on this as there is no $$$$ in it:

Chronotherapy for Depression: Rapid, Large, Stable Effect
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/840191
Sleep doctors can make money doing it. Chicago Psychiatry Associates has a protocol that requires three nights at the center they've set up: "Individuals undergoing wake therapy are monitored, evaluated, and assisted by our program staff throughout the entire process. Our staff includes psychiatric nurses and graduate students in clinical psychology who have received training in chronotherapy and biological rhythms."

Considering what my insurance was billed for a sleep study (1 night), I think this has the potential to be very profitable. The fact that it appears to be a far better answer to depression than antidepressants is the icing on the cake.

Great link, Lani. I ordered this study paper through RightsLink because I want to see the protocol they're using. ($3.50--choose patient access; users must set up an account. Most papers are free of charge, but the most I've ever spent on a single paper is $3.50.) My SAD is now cured (with Vitamin D), but for many years I jumpstarted myself during the winter by staying up all night and all the next day. I never realized there was a way to create a more lasting effect, though.
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