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How much st. John's wort should you take for depression?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Mild-moderate only
St. John's wort has been shown useful in research studies for mild to moderate depression only -- not severe forms, which include suicidal thinking.
If your depression is ongoing, first be evaluated by your primary care doctor or a psychiatrist. If within these limits, 300 mg 3 times/day of a st. John's wort product standardized to .3% hypericin & 2-5% hyperforin may help within 4-6 weeks.

In brief: Mild-moderate only
St. John's wort has been shown useful in research studies for mild to moderate depression only -- not severe forms, which include suicidal thinking.
If your depression is ongoing, first be evaluated by your primary care doctor or a psychiatrist. If within these limits, 300 mg 3 times/day of a st. John's wort product standardized to .3% hypericin & 2-5% hyperforin may help within 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
In brief: Don't use it
St. John's wart has shown some effect in diminishing the symptoms of depression, but it is not a treatment for depression.
Depression can be a chronic disorder and should be treated with interventions that have shown both short and long term benefits.

In brief: Don't use it
St. John's wart has shown some effect in diminishing the symptoms of depression, but it is not a treatment for depression.
Depression can be a chronic disorder and should be treated with interventions that have shown both short and long term benefits.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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