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Psykiatri og døgnrytmer

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  1. Perspektiver på recidiverende respiratorisk papillomatose og humant papillomvirus-vaccination

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  2. Balanced translocation in a patient with abortus habitualis and normal karyotype

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  3. The effect of antidepressants on brain volume

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  4. Nyt studie viser, at motion beskytter mod depression

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  5. Gentagne diploid biparental molae

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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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