Golite light therapy is one of the many types of light therapy used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder or depression.  Golite light lamps or light boxes are available for home use, making it more cost and time effective for people to get help.  These lamps are put on and you sit under them, allowing the light to penetrate your forehead.

Behind the forehead, we have a small gland called the pineal gland that stimulates the production of melatonin and serotonin when sunlight hits it.  In darker, longer winter climates where sunlight is scarce, for some people prolonged absence of stimulation of this gland can cause depression and moodiness.

Use of the golite lamps means that sunlight can be replicated through artificial light, alleviating the symptoms.

To know more about this therapy, read our Golite light therapy article.

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