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Frequently Asked Questions About
St. John's Wort

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Hyperforin: The Key to
effective St. John's Wort

In a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study, published in Pharmacopsychiatry a group of 147 people took either a St. John's Wort extract with 3 percent hyperforin, one with 0.5 percent hyperforin or a placebo. At the end of the six-week trial, those taking the highest hyperforin dose showed the most positive results. After eight days, those who took the higher hyperforin showed the greatest changes in delta, theta and alpha-1 brain wave activity. Scientists hypothesize that this is physical evidence that hyperforin is inhibiting the re-uptake of seratonin, noradrenaline and dopamine.

This finding is so significant that Pharmacopsychiatry, a highly regarded German journal of clinical pharmacology and psychiatry, recently devoted an entire supplemental issue to hyperforin. It includes several recent clinical studies that show hyperforin to be the compound responsible for inhibiting neurotransmitter reuptake --- rather than the compound hypericin as previously believed. With every passing day, clinical research is amassing more data demonstrating hyperforin to be the key to St. John's Wort's power. "This discovery is extremely exciting for people seeking a dependable route to a positive outlook on life," said Derrick DeSilva Jr., MD, a practicing internist who teaches at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ, and is author of Ask The Doctor: Herbs & Supplements for Better Health. "While previous clinical studies have shown St. John's Wort is effective, questions remained about the identity of the active component and how it relates to efficacy.

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Hyperforin Studies

Hyperforin, a Major Antidepressant Constituent of St. John's Wort, Inhibits Serotonin Uptake by Elevating Free Intracellular Na+1 1

Role of hyperforin in the pharmacological activities of St. John's Wort.

Safety of Hypericum extract in mildly to moderately depressed outpatients

Investigation of the bioavailability of hypericin, pseudohypericin, hyperforin

Aristoforin, a novel stable derivative of hyperforin, is a potent anticancer agent.

Biosynthesis of the hyperforin skeleton in Hypericum calycinum cell cultures.

Hyperforin represents the neurotransmitter reuptake inhibiting constituent of hypericum extract.

Hyperforin activates nonselective cation channels (NSCCs).

Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry studies of St. John's wort methanol extraction

Potential antidepressant properties of IDN 5491 (hyperforin-trimethoxybenzoate), a semisynthetic ester of hyperforin.

Hyperforin, the active component of St. John's wort, induces IL-8 expression in human intestinal epithelial cells via a MAPK-dependent, NF-kappaB-independent pathway.

Simultaneous determination of hypericin and hyperforin in human plasma with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

Air/light-free hyphenated extraction/analysis system: supercritical fluid extraction on-line coupled with liquid chromatography-UV absorbance/electrospray mass spectrometry for the determination of hyperforin and its degradation products in Hypericum pertoratum.

Liquid chromatographic determination of St. John's wort components in functional foods.

Flavonoids of St. John's Wort reduce HPA axis function in the rat.

Historical St. John's Wort Applications
The historical use of medical St. John's wort is well documented. Commencing 2400 years ago St. John's wort was used as a nerve tonic, a painkiller for arthritis, menstrual cramping, gastrointestinal problems (such as diarrhea, nausea . . . ) as well as ulcers.

The ancient Greeks and Romans used to treat many ailments, including sciatica and poisonous reptile bites as well as to ward against evil spirits, placing sprigs of the plant on statues of their Gods. In fact, the genus name Hypericum is from Greek and means "over an apparition" as the herb was once considered odiferous enough to cause evil spirits to depart.

In the first century St. John’s wort was referred to in Pliny the Elders famous book on natural history for its bracing quality in treating diarrhea and promoting urine flow and bladder troubles.

Dioscorides, a Roman army surgeon, recommended drinking St Johns wort in his medical text, “For it expels choleric excrements…” He also recommended rubbing it on burns. Paracelsus, a medical authority of the Renaissance also wrote of using St. John’s wort to treat wounds. He was also the first to mention using it for psychotic symptoms which he called “phatasmata”.

During medieval times, the Europeans used the plant to treat all forms of madness (They thought St. Johns wort had magical properties) as it blooms near the Summer Solstice. The Saltenitan drug list of the thirteenth century also referred to St. John’s wort as herba demonis fuga--an herb to chase away the devil.

Sixteenth century medical books refers to the plant as Fuga demonum, or devil’s scourge, a term that was repeated frequently in the literature of the next several hundred years.

The oil made from the flowers was listed in the first Pharmacopoeia Londinensis (1618). 1630 Angelo Sala stated that St. John’s wort treated illnesses of the imagination, melancholia, anxiety and disturbances of understanding. He wrote, “St. John’s wort cures these disorders as quick as lightening.” Gerard wrote that its use as a balm for wounds, burns, ulcers and bites was without equal (Gerard 1633).

There is even evidence that the American Indians used St. John's wort used it in the treatment of Tuberculosis and other breathing ailments.

Civil War soldiers collected St. John's wort to use on battle wounds. A prolific and hardy plant that threatened grazing land, a beetle was introduced into the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900's to keep St. John's wort under control.

19th century literature incorporated the use of hypericum to treat melancholia. 19th century British and American literature stressed the superficial use of the herb for the treatment of burns and wounds. A powerful antibacterial, St. John’s wort has been used through the centuries as an analgesic (pain reliever) to treat saddle sores and in poultices for certain lameness's in horses.


More contemporary St. Johns Wort applications

  • Over time, and the advent of modern pharmaceutical science, St. John's Wort was nearly forgotten as a medicinal herb. Only recently has St. John's Wort gained a renewed reputation as an effective treatment for all manner of infirmities most notably depression. Its complex and diverse chemical makeup has also shown to support depression related infirmities such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and pms.
  • St. John's Wort's antibacterial / antiviral properties render it very useful adjunctive treatment for bacterial and viral infections.
  • St. Johns Wort has also been shown to be useful in treating pulmonary complaints, bladder trouble, suppression of urine, dysentery, worms and nervous depression.
  • St. Johns Wort can act to dissolve and remove bacterially based tumors and boils. It calms the nerves and increase the flow of urine.
  • St. John's Wort is an excellent blood cleanser and blood purifier.
  • For Tourette's syndrome - used with Wormseed
  • Bells' Palsy (apply directly on face)
  • St. Johns Wort antibacterial/viral properties have been shown useful in relieve phlegm obstructions in the chest and lungs. It can be beneficial in addressing bronchitis as well.
  • Like Horsechestnut, St. Johns Wort may be valuable for treating internal bleeding.
  • St. Johns Wort is used to treat chronic uterine problems and will correct irregular and painful menstruation.
  • St. Johns Wort contains an alkaloid that is a heart and artery stimulant
  • Is useful for low back pain
  • Mattioli wrote of its use as an emmenagogue and antimalarial (Bombardelli and Morazzoni 1995).
  • Most recent research at two of the world's leading medical institutions, New York University and the Weizman Institute of Science in Israel ,found that 2 of the main constituents of St. John's Wort namely hypercin and pseudohypericin were found to inhibit the growth of retroviruses( including HIV, the AIDS virus) in animals. Although the results of these studies are promising, more work needs to be done. The mechanism is thought to involve the production of oxygen free radicals which can damage the viral envelope.

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Children's Corner

girlAn open-label pilot study of St. John's wort in juvenile depression.

Antidepressant use by preschoolers rises dramatically
Rates doubled in girls 5 and younger and rose 64% for boys in the same age group.

Paxil Not For Kids, FDA Warns of Increased Suicide Risk

N.Y. Charges Maker Hiding Paxil's Risks to Teenagers

Anger and Children's Young Hearts

Severely ill kids aren't more prone to depression in adulthood

Emergent Suicidality in a Clinical Psychotherapy Trial for Adolescent Depression

Antidepressant Use for Kids Doubled Before FDA Warnings

Parental Control Affects Teen's Depression

Childhood conduct problems may predict depression among young adults

 

Personality Quizzes And Other Miscellaneous Info

Classifications of Pharmaceutical Antidepressant Drugs

Non-research-grade SJW


After treatment for depression, defensive lineman Dan Cody finds happiness in new position with Oklahoma


What Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) -A Self Quiz

New JAMA study finds Lithium is best for preventing suicides

New 20,638 person study links lithium to fewer suicides

Brian WilsonOut Of Darkness:
Beach Boy Brian Wilson transcends decades of depression with release of album aptly titled 'Smile'

 


Other Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Depression

From Reuters - First published in the February 2005 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry
February 15, 2005
DHEA eases midlife depression

SAMe was shown to mitigate depressive symptoms in as little as 7 days

New Clue to Bipolar Disorder

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Bipolar Disorder

Fish Oils Ease Aggression/Depression

HGH Improves Mood and Sleep Patterns

New Study Indicates B-12 Levels Positively Affect Depression Treatments

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Bursts of magnetic energy may ease severe depression and improve mood without inducing memory loss.

Wondering if it's ok to take ST. John's Wort and 5-HTP?

NIH & FDA
Warnings & Updates

Brain circuit is linked to depression

FDA Calls for Warnings on 10 Antidepressant Drugs:
Celexa, Effexor, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac, Remeron, Serzone, Wellbutrin, Zoloft

Bristol-Meyers Squibb to Halt Sales of Serzone in U.S.

NIH Staff Must Report Payments

Does SJW Have Side Effects?

miscellaneous

Hope for the chronically depressed

Tracing the Source of a Sense of Humor

The 99 worst things to say to someone who is depressed

Scientists Have a Good Feeling About Exercise

Physical Activity and Depression

St. John's wort and the treatment of Alcoholism

Semen acts as an Anti-depressant?

Brain part that appears to accentuate Negativity

DNA Research links Depression to Family Ties

Study Shows Genetic Link in Stress and Depression

Active Mind's Linked to Brain Growth

Depression raises heart attack risk

Studies Suggest the Mind Makes, Breaks its Misery

News Flash!

Sceletium Tortuosum Homeopathic with neurotransmitter cofactorsApr 01, 2014
Sceletium Tortuosum Homeopathic with neurotransmitter cofactors

St. John's Wort and Health Belief ModelMar 10, 2014
St. John's Wort and Health Belief Model

A severe case of the blues? (“Un gros cas de blues.”)Jan 17, 2014
A severe case of the blues? (“Un gros cas de blues.”)

Brain Degenerative Factors and their Effects on the BrainJan 08, 2014
Brain Degenerative Factors and their Effects on the Brain

New Study reveals link between elevated red cells and depressionNov 20, 2013
New Study reveals link between elevated red cells and depression

Harvard Study Links Carbohydrates to DepressionNov 8, 2013
Harvard Study Links Carbohydrates to Depression

Is your antidepressant causing fluid retention?tNov 6, 2013
Is your antidepressant causing fluid retention?

Helpful AppsOct 29, 2013
Helpful Apps

Oxytocin: Something to Bark AboutOct 16, 2013
Oxytocin: Something to Bark About

Sandra Bullock suffered serious bouts of depression during the filming of Oct 14, 2013
Sandra Bullock suffered serious bouts of depression during the filming of "Gravity"

National Depression Screening DayOct 8, 2013
National Depression Screening Day

Isolation, Depression and Human Growth Hormone in Aging MenSep 26, 2013
Isolation, Depression and Human Growth Hormone in Aging Men

Depressed Smokers more likely to Quit then Non-Depressed SmokersSep 25, 2013
Depressed Smokers more likely to Quit then Non-Depressed Smokers

Nick Carter talks about drugs, Paris Hilton and his depressionSep 20, 2013
Nick Carter talks about drugs, Paris Hilton and his depression

Verbal Discipline and DepressionSep 9, 2013
Verbal Discipline and Depression

Dr. William Glasser, father of modern-day theories of “Happiness” dies.Sep 5, 2013
Dr. William Glasser, father of modern-day theories of “Happiness” dies.

Too much Facebook use engenders mood darkeningAug 21, 2013
Too much Facebook use engenders mood darkening

Stalin, Leeches and depressionAug 20, 2013
Stalin, Leeches and depression

Depressed? Six points to think AboutJune 20, 2013
Depressed? Six points to think About

For the depressed, dating can often be a challenge.June 10, 2013
Sceletium Tortuosum: An excellant adjunct to St.John's Wort

For the depressed, dating can often be a challenge.Feb 22, 2013
For the depressed, dating can often be a challenge.

New hormone Test Accurately Diagnoses DepressionFeb 15, 2013
New hormone Test Accurately Diagnoses Depression

Valentine's Day, Love, and OxytocinFeb 8, 2013
Valentine's Day, Love, and Oxytocin

Neurobiological effects of Hyperforin and its potential in Alzheimer's disease therapyFeb 1, 2013
Neurobiological effects of Hyperforin and its potential in Alzheimer's disease therapy

Depression and SaltJan 25, 2013
Depression and Salt

Ten Steps to HappinessJan 18, 2013
Ten Steps to Happiness

Am I addicted to antidepressants?Jan 11, 2013
Am I addicted to antidepressants?

Oxytocin: the body's love drug offers hope to addicts Jan 4, 2013
Oxytocin: the body's love drug offers hope to addicts

Are you sad? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)Dec 28, 2012
Are you sad? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Gary Barlow Admits Depression Fuelled Weight IssuesDec 21, 2012
Gary Barlow Admits Depression Fuelled Weight Issues

Oxytocin Gene Linked to OptimismDec 14, 2012
Oxytocin Gene Linked to Optimism

Run away from your depressionDec 7, 2012
Depression, Addiction Oscar de la HoyaÂ’s greatest fight

Run away from your depressionNov 30, 2012
Run away from your depression

Depressed Ricky Hatton announces retirement from the ringNov 23, 2012
Why cigarette withdrawal is depressing

Depressed Ricky Hatton announces retirement from the ringNov 16, 2012
Depressed Ricky Hatton announces retirement from the ring

Antioxidant activity relationship of phenolic compounds in St Johns Wort Nov 9, 2012
Antioxidant activity relationship of phenolic compounds in St Johns Wort

Higher levels of appetite-control hormone leptin have fewer symptoms of depressionNov 2, 2012
Higher levels of appetite-control hormone leptin have fewer symptoms of depression

Movie review: The Beaver, a gem that shouldn't be missedOct 26, 2012
Movie review: The Beaver, a gem that shouldn't be missed

Low Oxytocin Linked to Postpartum DepressionOct 19, 2012
Low Oxytocin Linked to Postpartum Depression

Catherine Zeta-Jones checks into clinic for bi-polar two affliction Oct 12, 2012
Catherine Zeta-Jones checks into clinic for bi-polar two affliction

St. John's wort compound found to reduce spinal tumors and brain cancerOct 5, 2012
St. John's wort compound found to reduce spinal tumors and brain cancer

Depression Awareness Week; UKSep 28, 2012
Depression Awareness Week; UK

New Study; Depressed Dads spend Less Time Reading and More Time Spanking their 1 year old children.Sep 21, 2012
New Study; Depressed Dads spend Less Time Reading to their children and More Time Spanking.

Mel Gibson Seeks Redemption From Depression. Sep 14, 2012
Mel Gibson Seeks Redemption From Depression.

Babyloid, Japanese robot baby might heal depression?Sep 7, 2012
Babyloid, Japanese robot baby might heal depression?

Can your cellphone cure your depression?Aug 31, 2012
Can your cellphone cure your depression?

Sara Ramirez, actress in Grey's Anatomy talks about her depressionAug 24, 2012
Sara Ramirez, actress in Grey's Anatomy talks about her depression

Feeling depressed? It could be all that junk food you’re eating.Aug 17, 2012
Feeling depressed? It could be all that junk food you’re eating.

Sir Anthony Hopkins's wife is his antidepressantAug 10, 2012
Sir Anthony Hopkins's wife is his antidepressant

Study: Between one-fifth and one-quarter of college students are depressed.Aug 3, 2012
Study: Between one-fifth and one-quarter of college students are depressed.

Ten things to say, and not to say, to someone who is depressed.July 27, 2012
Ten things to say, and not to say, to someone who is depressed.

Jobs with the highest rate of depressionJuly 20, 2012
Jobs with the highest rate of depression

Gonzalo Allende, grandson of late Chilean President Salvador Allende, also commits suicide after a long period of depressionJuly 13, 2012
Gonzalo Allende, grandson of late Chilean President Salvador Allende, also commits suicide after a long period of depression

Kirsten Dunst talks about stint in rehab for depressionJuly 6, 2012
Kirsten Dunst talks about stint in rehab for depression

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an erect . . .June 29, 2012
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an erect . . .

Tis the season for Seasonal Affective DisorderJune 22, 2012
Tis the season for "Seasonal Affective Disorder"

Kate Middleton gets 'counseling' to avoid depression Princess Diana sufferedJune 15, 2012
Kate Middleton gets 'counseling' to avoid depression Princess Diana suffered

Night lights 'could cause depression' Being unable to escape to the dark can affect personality, a person's health and could lead to depression.June 8, 2012
Night lights 'could cause depression' Being unable to escape to the dark can affect personality, a person's health and could lead to depression.

FINDING HULK HOGAN One-hour Special Gives An Unflinching Look At Hulk Hogan's LifeJune 1, 2012
"FINDING HULK HOGAN" One-hour Special Gives An Unflinching Look At Hulk Hogan's Life In The Aftermath Of His Divorce, Depression, Lawsuits . . . Airing on November 17th.

Julian Hug, a former contestant of May 25, 2012
Julian Hug, a former contestant of "The Bachelorette" commits suicide.

MUSC tests love hormone to treat depressionMay 18, 2012
MUSC tests love hormone to treat depression

Norman Aniston (Jen's dog) treated for depressionMay 11, 2012
Norman Aniston (Jen's dog) treated for depression


Yale University study may have identified a depression geneMay 4, 2012
Yale University study may have identified a depression gene

Mischa Barton's Struggle With DepressionApr 27, 2012
Mischa Barton's Struggle With Depression

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai Denies He’s Manic DepressiveApr 20, 2012
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai Denies He’s Manic Depressive

Film Review: 'Funny Story' makes depression kind of depressing Apr 13, 2012
Film Review: 'Funny Story' looks at depression in young adults

Jon Hamm, Mad Men's Don Draper talks about his depressionApr 6, 2012
Jon Hamm, Mad Men's Don Draper talks about his depression

Who is Matt Dobek and why did he commit suicide?Mar 30, 2012
Who is Matt Dobek and why did he commit suicide?

Harvard study: SAMe may help some people with depression who haven't gotten better with any other drugs.Mar 23, 2012
Harvard study: SAMe may help some people with depression who haven't gotten better with any other drugs.

What is St. John's Wort and How does it Work?Mar 16, 2012
The efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (St John's wort for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome

What is St. John's Wort and How does it Work?Mar 9, 2012
What is St. John's Wort and How does it Work?

New Study: Depression can biologically cause colors to fade to greyMar 2, 2012
New Study: Depression can biologically cause colors to fade to grey

Severe depression in men who experience erectile dysfunction is also associated with a higher incidence of heart problemsFeb 24, 2012
Severe depression in men who experience erectile dysfunction is also associated with a higher incidence of heart problems

Cameron Diaz takes acting job to fight depressionFeb 17, 2012
Cameron Diaz takes acting job to fight depression

Burberry model Tom Nicon commits suicide at start of Milan Fashion Week Feb 10, 2012
Burberry model Tom Nicon commits suicide at start of Milan Fashion Week

Omega 3 fatty acids can help treat depression unaccompanied by anxietyFeb 3, 2012
Omega 3 fatty acids can help treat depression unaccompanied by anxiety

Christina Aguilera depression can be seductiveJan 27, 2012
Christina Aguilera depression can be seductive

Larry King’s Wife OD’s on Depression Medication, Rushed to HospitalJan 20, 2012
Larry King’s Wife OD’s on Depression Medication, Rushed to Hospital

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation.Jan 13, 2012
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation

 Depressed kids earn less money later Jan 6, 2012
Depressed kids earn less money later

St. John's Wort Collection Mined for Its Medicinal ValueDec 30, 2011
St. John's Wort Collection Mined for Its Medicinal Value

 Overindulging in chocolate could be a marker for depression Dec 23, 2011
Overindulging in chocolate could be a marker for depression

JIM Carrey’s depression causes recent split from longtime partner Jenny McCarthyDec 16, 2011
JIM Carrey’s depression causes recent split from longtime partner Jenny McCarthy

http://www.hbcprotocols.com/professional-wrestler-chris-kanyon-found-dead-after-losing-his-battle-with-depression.htmlDec 9, 2011
Professional wrestler Chris Kanyon found dead after losing his battle with depression

Haiti rescue dogs suffer depressionDec 2, 2011
BIG, live longer, and longer & lon

Roseann Barr sheds new light on Michael Blosil's motive for suicideNov 25, 2011
Roseann Barr sheds new light on Michael Blosil's motive for suicide

Haiti rescue dogs suffer depressionNov 18, 2011
Andrew Koenig's Body Found in Vancouver

Andrew Koenig Growing Pains star Depressed and MissingNov 11, 2011
Andrew Koenig "Growing Pains" star, Depressed and Missing

Haiti rescue dogs suffer depressionNov 4, 2011
Instead of just wishin’ and hopin’ for a dozen red roses to appear on your door stoop this Sunday . . .

Kevin Federline says depression led to overeatingOct 28, 2011
Kevin Federline says depression led to overeating

Haiti rescue dogs suffer depressionOct 21, 2011
Haiti rescue dogs suffer depression

Reuters: St. John's wort may cool hot flashesOct 14, 2011
Reuters: St. John's wort may cool hot flashes

The Mayo Clinic concludes that there is good scientific evidence for St. John's wort's use in the treatment of depressive disorders.Oct 7, 2011
The Mayo Clinic concludes that there is good scientific evidence for St. John's wort's use in the treatment of depressive disorders.

Do you suspect that someone you know is bipolar?Sep 30, 2011
Do you suspect that someone you know is bipolar?

Iris Robinson, wife of new Irish leader, stands down after bout of depressionSep 23, 2011
Iris Robinson, wife of new Irish leader, stands down after bout of depression

Brittany Murphy’s bedroom was a pharmacopoeia of pain and depression drugsSep 16, 2011
Brittany Murphy’s bedroom was a pharmacopoeia of pain and depression drugs

Global Orgasm for PeaceSep 9, 2011
Global Orgasm for Peace Today

Monica Sep 2, 2011
Monica "Danger" Leon goes public about her depression beakdown, hospitalization and her escape

Prince advocates St John's wort for depressionAug 26, 2011
Prince advocates St John's wort for depression

Rick Springfield writing tell-all book about his depressionAug 19, 2011
Rick Springfield writing tell-all book about his depression

Tom Ford's DepressionAug 12, 2011
Tom Ford's Depression

 Alicia Keys Album 'Written About Her Depression' Aug 5, 2011
Susan Boyle shares secrets of childhood beatings and depression

 Alexa Ray Joel attempts suicide with St. John’s Wort? July 29, 2011
Alexa Ray Joel attempts suicide with St. John’s Wort?

 Alicia Keys Album 'Written About Her Depression' July 22, 2011
Alicia Keys Album 'Written About Her Depression'

45,000 fans, pay last respects to Robert Enke.July 15, 2011
45,000 fans, pay last respects to Robert Enke.

Justin Duchscherer's depression July 8, 2011
Justin Duchscherer's depression

Depression Speech recognition software? July 1, 2011
Depression Speech recognition software? "It's not what you say, it's how you say it," says . . .

DEPRESSION AND PROCESSED FOODSJune 24, 2011
Depression and Processed Foods

SSRI antidepressants shown to harm fetusJune 17, 2011
SSRI antidepressants shown to harm fetus

National-Depression-Screening-DayJune 10, 2011
National Depression Screening Day

Pals fear pooch's death may spiral Jessica Simpson into depressionJune 3, 2011
Pals fear pooch's death may spiral Jessica Simpson into depression

DJ AM battled depression, drug addiction during his final days / Hypericum.com May 27, 2011
DJ AM battled depression, drug addiction during his final days

Clinical Depression Causes Early Malfunctions In The Brain's Pleasure Center, as bad as smoking for increasing mortality riskMay 20, 2011
Clinical Depression Causes Early Malfunctions In The Brain's Pleasure Center

Get a petMay 13, 2011
Depressed? Anxious? Get a pet

Want to track your depression? Check your iPod or iPhone.May 6, 2011
Want to track your depression? Check your iPod or iPhone.

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he hopes to help those afflicted by depressionApr 29, 2011
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer says he hopes to help those afflicted by depression

Feast of St. John Tonight!Apr 22, 2011
Feast of St. John Tonight!

Health news: St John's Wort helps cold handsApr 15, 2011
Health news:St John's Wort helps cold hands?

Embracing your primitive nature “Caveman Therapy” can help you fight depression?Apr 8, 2011
Embracing your primitive nature “Caveman Therapy” can help you fight depression?

Extreme Makeover designer, Paige Hemmis, reveals her depressionApr 1, 2011
Extreme Makeover designer, Paige Hemmis, reveals her depression

Olympic cyclist Tyler Hamilton forced into retirement by illegal depression protocolMar 25, 2011
Olympic cyclist Tyler Hamilton forced into retirement by illegal depression protocol

Monica Seles Gets a Grip on DepressionMar 18, 2011
Monica Seles Gets a Grip on Depression

New Study: Probiotics shown to mitigate depression and anxietyMar 11, 2011
New Study: Probiotics shown to mitigate depression and anxiety

Marianne Faithfull beats depressionMar 4, 2011
Marianne Faithfull beats depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) helpline now available Feb 25, 2011
Postpartum depression (PPD) helpline now available

Nadya Suleman US octuplets' mother struggled with depression Feb 18, 2011
Nadya Suleman US octuplets' mother struggled with depression

 Former French President Jacques Chirac Savaged by Sumo, his Depressed DogFeb 11, 2011
Former French President Jacques Chirac Savaged by Sumo, his Depressed Dog.

Raymond Roussin: Roman Catholic Archdiocese retires due to depression. Feb 4, 2011
Raymond Roussin: Roman Catholic Archdiocese retires due to depression.

 Spinning out of control, Sam Ronson checks into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with depressionJan 28, 2011
Spinning out of control, Sam Ronson checks into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with depression

Heather Locklear was arrested outside the coastal city of Santa Barbara, the California Highway Patrol said on Sunday. (Photo: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department)Jan 21, 2011
Depression Leads to Internal Body Fat, Study Suggests

New Study: St. John's Wort as effective as Prozac for depression: fewer side effectsJan 14, 2011
New Study: St. John's Wort as effective as Prozac for major depression: fewer side effects

Heather Locklear was arrested outside the coastal city of Santa Barbara, the California Highway Patrol said on Sunday. (Photo: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department)Jan 7, 2011
Heather Locklear's Depression Lands Her in Jail

New Cornell StudyDec 31, 2010
New Cornell Study: Selective serotoin anti-depressants significantly lower male sperm count

John McCainDec 24, 2010
John McCain's speeches show signs of clinical depression, study finds

Kirsten DunstDec 17, 2010
Kirsten Dunst talks about depression

JolieDec 10, 2010
Angelina Jolie may be suffering from post-partum depression

Matthew MitchamDec 3, 2010
Matthew Mitcham battles back from depression to win Olympic gold

elephantNov 26, 2010
Elephant therapy for depression?

Nov 19, 2010
Depression Meds May Be Prescription for Bad Driving

Shawn AndrewsNov 12, 2010
Eagles Guard Shawn Andrews Battling Depression?

George MichaelNov 5, 2010
George Michael: music has helped him through years of depression

Juliana HatfieldOct 29, 2010
Depression way more badass than 'nervous exhaustion,' Juliana Hatfield says

Oct 22, 2010
NIH funded University of North Carolina study links alcohol abstinence with depression

Heather LocklearOct 15, 2010
Heather Locklear seeking treatment for anxiety, depression

Oct 8, 2010
Oxytocin reduces: depression/social-phobias/ increase-trust

ADHDOct 1, 2010
Industry junks St John's wort ADHD study

St. John's WortSep 24, 2010
St. John's Wort cancer treatment heads to Phase III trial

Mel Gibson Sep 17, 2010
Mel Gibson talks about his bi-polar depression

British men most depressed in EuropeSep 10, 2010
British men most depressed in Europe

RogetSep 3, 2010
Roget: creator of Roget's Thesaurus, made lists to fend off depression

abuse geneAug 27, 2010
Gene Protects Adults Abused as Children from Depression

Lily AllenAug 20, 2010
Lily Allen pulls out of Isle of Wight festival, is being treated for depression

Richard hammondAug 13, 2010
Richard Hammond 'battles with depression'

drugs don't workAug 6, 2010
Depression drugs don’t work, finds data review

Delta BurkeJuly 30, 2010
Delta Burke Wants to Be the "Face of Depression"

Heath Ledger July 23, 2010
HEATH Ledger was battling drug addiction and depression in the lead-up to his tragic death.

Patrick DempseyJuly 16, 2010
Actor PATRICK DEMPSEY suffered crippling bouts of depression


July 9, 2010 Wearing too much perfume 'signals depression'

JK RowlingJuly 2, 2010
JK Rowling speaks out about the depression that inspired her to write Harry Potter books