Phototherapy, or artificial bright-light treatment, has been used in the management of a number of medical disorders including psoriasis and hyperbilirubinaemia of the new-born. The first systematic study of phototherapy as a psychiatric treatment was carried out in 1984 by Rosenthal et al.who used bright light to treat patients with the newly identified syndrome of seasonal affective disorder. Since then phototherapy has become the mainstay of the treatment of winter depression, particularly in patients with atypical depressive features such as hyperphagia and hypersomnia. Phototherapy has also used as an investigational treatment in other psychiatric disorders, but the evidence for its efficacy in these conditions is uncertain.

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