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Fysiske behandlingsmetoder ved depression: lysbehandling, motion, magnetisme og søvnmanipulation

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This paper reviews the status of some physical therapies for depression. Light is the treatment of choice for seasonal affective disorder. Light is also effective in non-seasonal depression as mono-therapy and as add-on to drug therapy. Exercise is effective in moderate depression, but onset of action, duration and compliance need to be examined. TMS treatment has a moderate, albeit transient effect on depression, but further development is needed before it can be used as a standard treatment. Sleep deprivation has the fastest known antidepressant effect, but the risk of relapse limits its use. New regimens including drugs and light may sustain the response.

OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind169
Udgave nummer16
Sider (fra-til)1450-2
Antal sider3
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 16 apr. 2007
Eksternt udgivetJa

    Forskningsområder

  • Depressive Disorder, Exercise Therapy, Humans, Phototherapy, Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Treatment Outcome

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