The UBC Mood Disorders Centre Research Program
We conduct a number of research studies on the causes of, and treatments for, SAD. All of our studies are approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Board of the University of BC. We have conducted research studies on:
- Light therapy and negative ion therapy, combined with antidepressant
medication, for NON-SEASONAL depression (the LIFE study).
NEW! This study is now published. You can read the full article now:
Efficacy of Bright Light Treatment, Fluoxetine, and the Combination in Patients With Nonseasonal Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial
- New light devices for SAD, evaluating the Litebook, an LED device
(with Dr. Paul Desan, Yale University).
- Genetic studies in SAD, examining specific dopamine and serotonin genes
(with Dr. Robert Levitan, University of Toronto)
- Brain-imaging in SAD, using functional magnetic resonance imaging
(with Dr. Mario Liotti, Simon Fraser University).
If you live in the Lower Mainland (Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, North Shore, Tri-Cities, Surrey), you can find out more about our current research programs at our Mood Disorders Centre web site.