Regular exposure to strong artificial light to treat several medical conditions has been simply termed as light therapy. Also, known as phototherapy, it is generally used to treat derma problem, mental disorders, sleep disorders and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), such as winter depression. Light therapy is known to have various benefits and is an effective treatment. However, despite its usefulness, it carries certain risks of side effects.
In light therapy, a box-like device emits artificial light that mimics natural light.
Side effects of light therapy are usually controllable; however, it is recommended that patients undertake light-therapy under the supervision of an experienced clinician.
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