Wake therapy is a form of sleep deprivation used as a treatment for depression. The subject is woken at 1AM and stays awake all morning, and the next full day. While sleepy, patients find that their depression vanishes, until they sleep again. Combining this with bright light therapy make the beneficial effects last longer than one day.
- Wirz-Justice, A.; Benedetti, F.; Berger, M.; Lam, R.W.; Martiny, K.; Terman, M.; Wu, J.C. (July 2005). "Chronotherapeutics (light and wake therapy) in affective disorders". Psychological Medicine 35 (7): 939–44. doi:10.1017/S003329170500437X. PMID 16045060.
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