Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2008 Jul-Aug;(4):24-6.
Low-intensity laser irradiation in the combined treatment of depressive disorders in patients with chronic salpingo-oophoritis.
[Article in Russian]
This study was designed to evaluate the possibility to use low-intensity laser radiation in combined therapy of somatogenic depressions in patients having gynecological problems, such as inflammatory disease of uterine appendages. It was shown that the combined treatment including administration ofantidepressants significantly accelerated the development of beneficial changes and stabilized depressive manifestations. Inclusion of low-intensity laser irradiation in the combined therapy further improved its positive effect. Nevertheless, the complete recovery could not be achieved in the absence of specific antidepressant treatment despite the alleviation of depressive symptoms.