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Psykiatri og døgnrytmer

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  1. Telemedicin til monitorering af inflammatoriske tarmsygdomme og colon irritabile

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  2. Androgent insensitivitetssyndrom opdaget pga. diskordans mellem prænatale vurderinger af fosterkøn.

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  3. Behandling af tymom og thymuskarcinom

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  4. Kønsmodificerende kirurgi i Danmark

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  5. Osmotisk demyeliniseringssyndrom

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  1. Dynamic LED-light versus static LED-light for depressed inpatients: study protocol for a randomised clinical study

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  2. Dynamic LED light versus static LED light for depressed inpatients: results from a randomized feasibility trial

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  3. Is cesarean section a cause of affective disorders?-A national cohort study using sibling designs

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  4. Night work and postpartum depression: a national register-based cohort study

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Circadian and seasonal rhythm disturbances are prominent in patients with psychiatric disorders. Properly timed and dosed light of specific spectral composition stabilises mood and sleep through serotonergic mechanisms and through input to the master circadian clock in the hypothalamus. Correctly administered, light can be used as an effective treatment for seasonal and non-seasonal depression and for stabilising the sleep-wake cycle. Blocking blue light in the evening may provide a non-pharmacological anti-manic tool. Current developments use dynamic lighting built into somatic and psychiatric hospitals to maximise the beneficial effects of light.

Translated title of the contributionPsychiatry and circadian rhythms
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume180
Issue number36
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2018

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