UBC professor heads new study investigating alternative treatments for depression

Dr. Raymond Lam, UBC Psychiatry professor and Medical Director of the Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence at UBC Hospital is the principal investigator of the new research study on the effects of bright light therapy and negative ion therapy for clinical depression.

Entitled LIFE: Light, Ion, and Fluoxetine Efficacy in Depression, Dr. Lam will oversee the study site at UBC in Vancouver.  The $900,000 LIFE study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and will recruit 216 patients at six sites across Canada over three years.