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Should I ask a doctor before using herbal supplements for depression?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Yes if on other meds
Unfortunately most doctors are poorly educated regarding herbs, so they are often not a good source of information.
However, the herb that is most commonly used for depression, st. John's wort, is known to affect the metabolism of many medications. Thus, if you are taking other medications it would be wise to consult with your doctor about potential interactions.

In brief: Yes if on other meds
Unfortunately most doctors are poorly educated regarding herbs, so they are often not a good source of information.
However, the herb that is most commonly used for depression, st. John's wort, is known to affect the metabolism of many medications. Thus, if you are taking other medications it would be wise to consult with your doctor about potential interactions.
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