Sleep deprivation and light therapy
Recent meta-analyses of light therapy for non-seasonal major depression:
Cochrane Review 2004 (PDF) and Golden et al, American Journal of Psychiatry 2005 (PDF) – suggest that light treatment is not limited to winter depression.
Capsule Critical Review of Novel Applications for Light Therapy: A Cet Special Clinical Review, 2008 (DOC)
Biological rhythms and depression: treatment opportunities. WPA Bulletin on Depression 2008; 13/36: 5-8 (PDF)
All sleepless and light Financial Times Magazine, 23. October 2004 (PDF)
Brightening. Letter to Science (PDF)
Perspectives in Science and Society
The rhythms of rest and excess. Russell Foster and Katharina Wulff Nature Reviews Neuroscience (2005) 6: 407-414 (PDF)
By Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman, “Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks that Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing” (PDF)
Chronobiology and Psychiatry
Take Light, Not Drugs; How light therapy can treat disorders from depression to Alzheimer’s disease. Article in Nautilus, March 2014 (PDF)
Explanations of various technical terms in Chronobiology can be retrieved here.