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Coiro V. 1993.  Psychoneuroendocrinology

Sep-Kowalikowa B. , Nov.-Dec. 2002.  Psychiatria Polska

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., American Psychiatric Association, Washington, 2000. 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., American Psychiatric Association, Washington, 2013.

Rosenthal, NE, Oren, DA, "Light Therapy" , 2nd ed., Gabbard, GO (Ed), American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, 1995.  In: Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:    

Kessler, R. , 1994.  Archives of General Psychiatry

Wehr, T. 1987.  American Journal of Psychiatry,

Miller, A. March 2005.  Altern Med Review,

Rosenthal, N. Sept.-Oct. 1994.  Primary Psychiatry,

Coiro V. 1993.  Psychoneuroendocrinology

Sep-Kowalikowa B. , Nov.-Dec. 2002.  Psychiatria Polska

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., American Psychiatric Association, Washington, 2000. 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., American Psychiatric Association, Washington, 2013.

Rosenthal, NE, Oren, DA, "Light Therapy" , 2nd ed., Gabbard, GO (Ed), American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, 1995.  In: Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

MedlinePlus.

eMedicine.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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