There are a variety of treatments that work very well for people suffering from seasonal depression. These strikes during dark winter months. These could also help veterans that are suffering from brain injuries that have left them with trauma. It also helps people that are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder too.
Several different results from about sixteen veterans concluded that bright light Therapy and other treatments would improve mental and physical symptoms.
How is Light Therapy Done?
This therapy includes participants sitting in front of devices known as a lightbox which mimics light outdoor. This helps one by changing the chemicals in the brain involved and have different effects on one’s mood and sleep. According to several different researchers available at Oregon Health and Science University, there are those from Portland Health Care System in Vancouver.
They were using this top-down technique to check out various terms which improve sleep. By methods that show one could improve symptoms of depression, cognitive functions too. Various studies could be done, including light therapy, which helps veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
There are a lot of veterans who make use of light boxes. This has improved their moods, improved their sleep too. Those from CRT have stated this did not have any impact on the levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders they were going through. These researchers noted that the outcomes faced ended up being selectively subjective due to the answers from the questionnaires that these veterans answered.
It was not clear if light therapy played any role directly in improving these veterans’ health. It might have been the exposure to a very bright light in the morning that led to them sleeping better. These all boosted the thinking skills and the mood of the participants.
My Thoughts on Light Therapy Helping Veterans with PTSD?
PTSD is no joke. I suffered from PTSD after I was robbed outside of our family house in the state. I bled a lot, and I suffered from a severe concussion. I saw pieces of heaven, I tell you. You can imagine what veterans must have gone through.
Light therapy might work for some of these veterans, but I doubt it might work for all of them. My advice to the shareholders and the investors to light therapy is that while they seek to get better and more advanced ways for light therapy to help people struggling and suffering from PTSD, they should also touch on several other ways that help people feel better.
These ways include those traditional methods like engaging in conversations: letting these veterans talk about the horrors they’ve been through. All of these should be merged with light therapy.
Together, with therapeutic conversations like light therapy, veterans could have their PTSD sorted out. Though it might be difficult, it could take them to a land of peace and harmony where they belong. But without mixing this, I doubt they could feel better.