The Effectiveness of St. John's Wort in Treating Depression Video

Dr. Low Dog shares if St. John's wort is effective in treating depression. For more on nutrition and supplements visit http://www.empowher.com/condition/nutrition-supplements. .
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Question: Is ST. John's wort effective in treating depression? Tieraona Low Dog: I think St. John's wort is an effective anti-depression for people with mild forms depression, and people who are not on medications, lots of medications because it interacts with up to 50 % prescription drugs, however for a mildly depressed adolescent somebody in there 20s of, you know who doesn't have moderate severe depression, who you may be a little reluctant on prescription drug, I would say St. John's wort is very appropriate interestingly in Germany and St. John's wort is much more readily prescribed for children in adolescents than any prescription drug and that's because of our concerns of increased risk of suicide et cetera in this population. So I like to say St. John wort I don't find it particularly effective for people with more severe forms of depression, its really much more from mild, milder form.

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