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What is your opinion on st.John's for depression?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: There is some

Evidence that it can be effective in mild to moderate depression.

In brief: There is some

Evidence that it can be effective in mild to moderate depression.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Proceed With Caution

St john's wort is a plant that contains some of the active ingredients found in ssri medications such as prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, and lexapro.
St john's wort is classified as a food supplement therefore it's production and distribution is not under supervision by the fda. Thus the quantity and quality of the active ingredient in st john's wort can vary widely from brand to brand.

In brief: Proceed With Caution

St john's wort is a plant that contains some of the active ingredients found in ssri medications such as prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, and lexapro.
St john's wort is classified as a food supplement therefore it's production and distribution is not under supervision by the fda. Thus the quantity and quality of the active ingredient in st john's wort can vary widely from brand to brand.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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