A remarkably interesting article proposed and alternative treatment for juvenile depression that involves light therapy. We found the information interesting as here at Resona Health light therapy is one of the primary methods we use for frequency delivery. We have highlighted an excerpt from this paper (footnotes can be found in the core article).
As you can see by our comments, we are in agreement with the author’s medical hypothesis but we propose there are alternatives to Chronotherapeutics that are much less invasive and intense.
Dealing with sleep problems in adolescence is complex and difficult because sleeping behavior and sleep hygiene change rapidly from childhood to adolescence. Sleep phase delay, the preference to sleep at later hours, and other attractive night activities, such as watching TV, telephoning, chatting etc., lead, in combination with early school starts, to sleep deprivation in the healthy adolescent population . In a large epidemiological study, Gangwisch et al.  replicated the findings that depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts are associated with shorter sleep duration and later bedtimes. They point out that strict bedtimes set by parents lead to longer sleep durations and can therefore be a protective factor against juvenile depression.
These results are in line with the findings that depressive adolescents often have a different sleep architecture due to delayed sleep onset, reduced sleeping time, shortened latency of REM-sleep and a higher movement rate in sleep . Sleep disturbances are common in patients with affective disorders and even 75% of patients with juvenile depression suffer from insomnia [4–6]. If sleep is considered as a time of recovery, and as a necessary ingredient for cognitive and physical development, depressive adolescents will experience far less benefit from sleep. We have to keep in mind that 47% of adult men and 55% of adult women with a sleep disorder suffer from some kind of depression .
Thus, the comorbidity of these two disorders is very high and there might be a bidirectional relationship between sleep and depression. Chronic sleep deprivation is a potential risk factor for depression, while depression is associated with the inability to fall asleep, sleep disturbances, early wake ups and daytime sleepiness [8,9].
This is why we developed the Diabiological Syndrome protocol that combines Depression, Insomnia, and Anxiety together. DIA is the “Devil’s Triangle” of disorders. The three disorders unfortunately feed off of each other, raising all kinds of issues.
A magnetic device is simply placed under the pillow at night to provide therapy for all 3 of these disorders at the same time.
Similar to differences in sleep patterns there are also differences in depressive symptoms of adolescents and adults. These depend on the cognitive, social and emotional developmental stages [10–13]. One of the core symptoms of depression is the depressive mood, but children and adolescents frequently display irritable mood instead .
The Resona Health Relax and Balance protocol has been shown to be particularly effective with irritable mood in adolescents.
Above all, we must note that with a prevalence of 5–6%, juvenile depression is one of the most frequent psychiatric disorders during adolescence and it is alarming that this prevalence rate has been rising up to 4–8% in the recent years [15,16]. The incident rate is highest in mid and late adolescents and twice as high for girls as for boys [17,18]. As in most psychiatric disorders comorbidities are common.
It is of great concern that the long term prognosis is poor: juvenile depression can lead to further symptoms like suicidal behavior and major depression in adulthood with a limited level of functioning [19–22]. The disorder often becomes chronic, recurrent and leads to significant impairments in social life for example in education, family, societal, academic and occupational function .
As outlined above, juvenile depression is a major risk factor for the further development of adolescents. Much research has been done in the last few years concerning efficient treatment methods but unfortunately, available and established treatments are insufficient . The need for alternatives is high.
Alternative treatments are the primary focus at Resona Health. We provide Resonance Frequency Therapy where the frequencies are delivered via sound, magnetic waves, vibration, and light. No Drugs. No Bozone.
A number of studies were conducted to investigate the safety and efficiency of SSRIs . In the UK, most of the SSRIs and other new-generation drugs are not permitted for patients under the age of 18 since 2003 . After discussions about the safety and efficiency of SSRIs were concluded, the prescription of antidepressants decreased. But as alternative treatments are rare the risk of undersupply of patients with juvenile depression is high . In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States published a ‘‘Black Box’’ warning that only for Fluoxetine, the benefits outweighs the risk of suicide in children and adolescents.
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Besides sleep and depression, Resona Health has created over 30 therapy protocols that include Pain, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, Cold Sores, Shingles, Depression, Arthritis, and 20+ other ailments. All Resona products are FDA low-risk general wellness devices.