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ask: Have you taken 'natural' anti-depressants like SAM-e or St. John's Wart?

By Annefleur
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Tina's post about depression being exacerbated by certain medications got me wondering about the so-called natural anti-depressants like Sam-e and St. John's Wart.

Many doctors advice depressed patients to take them alongside prescription medications for depression, particularly when the prescriptions are not working well.

Research into these herbal anti-depressives is usually positive, particularly St. John's Wart.

Has anyone tried these herbal supplements? What was the outcome? Did you have a positive or negative experience or did you notice any difference at all?

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Had a friend say that St. John's Wort eased her moods when it came to PMS, but can't speak to its effectiveness with dealing with more long-term conditions such as depression. Any one else had any experience with either one of these so-called natural remedies?

June 25, 2008 - 8:40pm
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