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Current Research on Seasonal Affective Disorder and Phototherapy


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- Chronobiology: An Internal Clock for All Seasons (part 2)

Chronobiology: An Internal Clock for All Seasons. Part 2.

Current Research on Seasonal Affective Disorder and Phototherapy

Eugene Garfield

Institue for Scientific Information, 3501 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Using ISI data, this essay (the second of two parts) discusses the most active research fronts in the field of chronobioiogy, the study of internal biological rhythms. Topics of interest to researchers include seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a conditionbrought about by the effect of light on the circadian rhythm, and phototherapy, the use of light to adjust biological clocks.

Essays of an Information Scientist: Science Literacy, Policy, Evaluation, and other Essays, Vol:11, p.7, 1988 Current Contents, #2, p.3-9, January 11, 1988


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