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Depression Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 628434, 5 pages
Direct Health Care Costs of Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Comparison of Light Therapy and Fluoxetine
1Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
2Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
3Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
4Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
5School of Nursing, Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research, McMaster University, Canada
6Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Canada
7Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Canada
Received 16 February 2012; Accepted 19 September 2012
Academic Editor: H. Grunze
Copyright © 2012 Amy Cheung et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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