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From Reuters. First published in the February 2005 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.  A nonprescription hormonal supplement sometimes marketed as a “fountain of youth” drug has been shown to be effective in combating midlife depression. The product — dehydroepiandrosterone — “may have a useful role in the treatment of mild to moderately severe midlife-onset major and minor depression” in […]
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A special extract of St. John’s wort has been found at least as effective for some forms of depression as a common antidepressant in the same family as Prozac. The herbal treatment, hypericum extract WS 5570, was pitted head-to-head against the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine, sold under the trade name Paxil. German researcher Armin Szegedi and colleagues tested both treatments […]
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New research shows the herbal supplement St. John’s Wort to be as effective as one of the most popular prescription antidepressants for treating both moderate and severe depression. The study is among the first to compare the supplement with a prescription antidepressant. It was funded by the German company that markets the St. John’s Wort product […]
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As reported in the BBC News Some people already use St John’s wort to treat depression  A German study has added weight to the argument that a herbal remedy is an effective treatment for depression. Researchers compared the effectiveness of St John’s wort to anti-depressant drug paroxetine in treating moderate and severe depression.  The team found […]
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AFP/FileAn extract of the herb St. John’s Wort is at least as effective in treating depression as the commonly-prescribed drug Paxil and has fewer side effects, according to a study published. German doctors carried out tests among 251 outpatients at 21 mental health clinics, who were given either the herbal extract or Paxil for three […]
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