Chapter 14. Melatonin, Light and Chronobiological Disorders

  1. David Evered Organizer and
  2. Sarah Clark
  1. Alfred J. Lewy,
  2. Robert L. Sack and
  3. Clifford M. Singer

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch14

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

How to Cite

Lewy, A. J., Sack, R. L. and Singer, C. M. (2008) Melatonin, Light and Chronobiological Disorders, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal (eds D. Evered and S. Clark), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch14

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780272798218

Online ISBN: 9780470720981

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Keywords:

  • human plasma melatonin concentrations;
  • gas chromatography;
  • pineal gland;
  • propranolol;
  • linear fluence-response relationship

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Pineal origin of plasma melatonin

  • Melatonin as a Marker for Adrenergic Function

  • Melatonin as a Marker for Effects of Light

  • Melatonin as a Marker for Biological Rhythms

  • Treatment of Winter Depression Using Bright Light Exposure

  • The Phase—response Curve and the Clock—gate Model

  • ‘Phase Typing’ Patients with Chronobiological Sleep or Mood Disorders

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References