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Have you used st. John's wort to treat social anxiety disorder?
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
St johns wort has benefits similar to prescription ssris.
The thing to keep in mind is: 1. Best outcomes are when therapy accompanies medication, 2. With herbal meds you get varied results - different brands, potency, consistency, crops, lots. The potency of stjw in general, is also less. I recommend you discuss this with your physician to help monitor progress and check interractions.

In brief: Yes
St johns wort has benefits similar to prescription ssris.
The thing to keep in mind is: 1. Best outcomes are when therapy accompanies medication, 2. With herbal meds you get varied results - different brands, potency, consistency, crops, lots. The potency of stjw in general, is also less. I recommend you discuss this with your physician to help monitor progress and check interractions.
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