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Can you treat depression with over the counter products

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Can you treat depression with over the counter products?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 7 years ago.

Good Afternoon,


if you are referring to alternative supplements there are some used to treat depression.

Some of those are 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan, B-complex vitamins and SAMe amongst others such as St. John's Worth which you have mentioned.

A wonderful book addressing diet and life style is called -

Natural Prozac: Learning to Release Your Body's Own Anti-Depressants by Joel C. Robertson (Paperback - Feb 3, 1998)


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