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Do doctors know of natural alternatives to antidepressants?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

For mild to moderate depression, many people have been helped with st.
Johns wort, an herbal medication. Use a brand that is standardized to .3 % hypericin and/or hyperforin. 300 mg tid. It will take 4-6 weeks for effectiveness (like standard antidepressants). Sam-e may help also. Regular aerobic exercise is as effective as many antidepressants. Classical homeopathy. Acupuncture.

In brief: Yes

For mild to moderate depression, many people have been helped with st.
Johns wort, an herbal medication. Use a brand that is standardized to .3 % hypericin and/or hyperforin. 300 mg tid. It will take 4-6 weeks for effectiveness (like standard antidepressants). Sam-e may help also. Regular aerobic exercise is as effective as many antidepressants. Classical homeopathy. Acupuncture.
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