future wrote:I think we are going to try the herbal route after this. Maybe 5htp and carry on with the EPA fishoil etc. Do you find any supplements help you? Thanks for your help. take care xxx
Going the herbal way usually means taking single remedies such as St John's wort, or single nutrients such as SAM-e, or 5-HTP.
Like pharmaceutical drugs (another single cause remedy) these remedies are very disappointing simply because for the body to produce serotonin and other feel good neurotransmitters
it needs a wide variety of nutritional forerunners to manufacture serotonin.
Withdrawing from medication may leave you with the unresolved biochemical disorder that was and still may be responsible for depression.
Yet the Nutritional approach to depression is fortunately simpler than meets the eye.
Most depressed people have been found to be hypoglycemic
according to four hour a Medical Test for Hypoglycemia
Thus going on a Hypoglycemic Diet
is an essential part of treatment.
Please discuss the following articles with your psychiatrist:
Depression: a Disease of Energy Production
Depression is a Nutritional Disorder