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New research suggests that that bright daylight may be associated with panic disorder. Reports an article in News Medical. In a recent study people with panic disorders showed medium to high levels of aversion to bright light. It has been shown that fluorescent light can induce a panic attack and people with panic disorder often make considerable effort to protect themselves from light. These findings are important because depression is sometimes treated with light therapy, but this should be avoided if there are anxiety components to the depression. To read this article in its entirety, click here.