There are many devices and supplements that can improve mental health, but it’s hard to know which ones really work. We consulted with groups that do independent tests to make the recommendations below.
To learn more about how to use these products check brochure we gave you at your visit. Copies of those are here.
Daylight Classic (folding stand)
Daylight Classic Plus (solid stand)
Philips HF3520. A good option with a built in permanent bulb that’s bright enough to be therapeutic
Philips Somneo Connected HF3670. Same as above, but with some luxury features like temperature monitoring and smart-phone integration for a premium price
Lighten up. Lowest cost option. Requires a bright, dimable lamp to work.
Uvex Ultraspec 2000 S0360X (larger, so they fit over your prescription glasses)
Uvex Skyper S1933X
LowBlueLights.com All the pairs at this site are effective
Omega 3. This product has the right ratio of EPA:DHA for a good price. Typical dose is 2/day.
L-Methylfolate (Deplin or MethylPro). Opti-folate 15mg is the best-priced option for this folate vitamin.
Silexan. A lavender extract, CalmAid
Sensoril (Ashwagandha) (take 500mg or 2 capsules daily)
Vitamin B6 for tremor, restlessness, or tardive dyskinesia (typical dose is 900-1200 mg daily so would two of these 500 mg tabs per day)
Constipation: Docusate-Senna combination (generic of peri-colace)
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Choosing to Live (for suicidal thoughts and impulses)
We recommend putting all your meds and supplements in a weekly pill box. Otherwise it’s nearly impossible to remember them, and even more frustrating when you’re not sure if you did or not. Even better, get 4 weekly boxes so you only have to fill them once a month. There are lots of good options, but mainly it comes down to the size you need and whether you need one with twice-a-day boxes.