EFFECTIVENESS OF LIGHT THERAPY ON DEPRESSION IN HOSPITALIZED MAJOR DEPRESSIVE PATIENT
Introduction: The present study was carried out to explore the effectiveness of light therapy to reduce depression among hospitalized Depressive patient.
Methods: Single subject (N=1) experimental design was utilized. Beck's Depression Rating Scale was administered to ascertain the level of depression. Light therapy was administered for a period of 7 consecutive days. The level of depression was assessed before and after the administration of light therapy.
Results: The data was analyzed with the appropriate statistical technique. The result revealed that there was significant decrease in the level of depression after light therapy.
Conclusions: This finding indicates that the light therapy has influenced in reducing the level of depression. Hence, light therapy can be adopted as effective mechanism to treat depression.
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