What is negative air ionization?

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This new non-photic antidepressant modality, discovered in the 1990's by Columbia researchers, has proved superior to placebo in five separate clinical trials of seasonal and non-seasonal depression. Ion exposure from a small electronic device is imperceptible and can be given while asleep or awake. Although we do not yet know how negative air ionization works, we do know it is safe and clinically effective. There are cases when this method has succeeded when drugs and light have not.

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Depression Treatment

Because it is a multi-faceted condition, treatment for depression is multi-faceted as well. Minor depression can often be treated with therapy and a few simple lifestyle changes, while chronic or major depression treatment can req...

uire medication in addition to therapy. In some severe cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used. It's important to work with your mental health professional to determine which course of treatment for your type of depression is most appropriate.
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