Abstract Title:

An open-label pilot study of a home wearable light therapy device for postpartum depression.

Abstract Source:

Arch Womens Ment Health. 2018 Mar 30. Epub 2018 Mar 30. PMID: 29603017

Abstract Author(s):

Leslie M Swanson, Helen J Burgess, Jennifer Zollars, J Todd Arnedt

Article Affiliation:

Leslie M Swanson


We sought to establish the feasibility and preliminary effects of home-wearable light therapy for postpartum depression, and its effects on circadian measures. Eight women within 6 months postpartum were prescribed 60 min of daily morning light therapy for 5 weeks. The device was well tolerated. Significant improvements were observed in self-report and clinician-rated depression symptoms, with little change in objective circadian measures. Home-wearable light therapy is feasible for postpartum women and may be a promising treatment for postpartum depression. Clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT02769858.

Study Type : Human Study
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