In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Health Minute", Missy Anderson shares tips for women looking for natural alternatives to antidepressant medications.
Hi! I'm Missy Anderson and this is "HER Health Minute".
In the last 50 years, our world has changed and women are dealing with more pressures than ever.
And now more than 10 percent of women are taking anti-depressant medication, according to US News.
There are many choices when it comes to anti-depressants. Some medications may have side effects, so finding the right dosage may require some time along with trial and error.
If you’re not getting positive results, another option may be high resonance spect brain scans that analyze your brain in order to help doctors prescribe the correct medication for your condition.
Supplements such as 5HTP for anxiety, GABA for anxiety and depression, and balanced amino acids as well as high doses of fish oil may be useful to try before turning to prescriptions.
We need to take care of our bodies but we also need to take care of our minds. I am Missy Anderson and this has been another HER Health Minute.