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Towards a uniform specification of light therapy devices for the treatment of affective disorders and use for non-image forming effects: Radiant flux.

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Summary of "Towards a uniform specification of light therapy devices for the treatment of affective disorders and use for non-image forming effects: Radiant flux."

For treating affective disorders like SAD, light therapy is used although the underlying mechanism explaining this success remains unclear. To accelerate the research on defining the light characteristics responsible for inducing a specific effect a uniform manner for specifying the irradiance at the eye should be defined. This allows a genuine comparison between light-affect studies. An important factor impacting the irradiance at the eye are the radiant characteristics of the used light therapy device.

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Name: Journal of affective disorders
ISSN: 1573-2517
Pages: 142-149

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