Can orange light therapy help people who have serious mental disorders? Who hear voices and see things that aren’t there? Or who are thinking about committing suicide?
“Emergency psychiatric care hasn’t seen much new thinking about approaches to treatment. We’re trying to do something about that,” says Håvard Kallestad, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Department of Mental Health. He is part of a team that is integrating a special light treatment into the new emergency psychiatric center at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim.