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LONDON – The well-known herb St John’s wort is as effective in treating depression as the widely-prescribed antidepressant drug paroxetine, a team of German researchers has found, according to a report in the British Medical Journal. “Our results support the use of St John’s wort as an alternative to standard anti-depressants in moderate to severe depression, […]
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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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