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Can Depression Be Successfully Treated with a Safe, Inexpensive, Medically Proven Herb Available without a Prescription?

Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.
Mikael Nordfors, M.D.
& Peter McWilliams


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Where to find National Institutes of Health tested St. Johns Wort

St. John's wort is a promising treatment for depression . . . Hypericum extracts were significantly superior to placebo and similarly effective as standard antidepressants . . . The herb may offer an advantage, however, in terms of relative safety and tolerability, which might improve patient compliance.

British Medical Journal
August 3, 1996

Move over, Prozac. German and American researchers report the herb known as St.John's wort may be effective in treating depression.

TIME
August 12, 1996

 


Contents


Copyright Information

Vital Cautions (Please read these)

Introduction

A Note about Two Terms Used Often in This Book

Part One:Depression

What Is Depression?
Anne Hedonia

The Undertreatment of Depression

The Treatment of Depression

The Difficulty in Treating Depression

Part Two: Hypericum

Hypericum Perforatum
Hypericum as Medicine

Part Three: Hypericum & Depression

The Good News
The Side Effects of Hypericum

The Recommended Dosage of Hypericum

The Young, the Elderly, and the Physically Ill

For Those Currently Taking Prescription Antidepressants

How to Obtain Research-Grade Hypericum

Hypericum, Herbs, and Health Policy

Part Four: Summaries of Medical Studies on Hypericum and Depression

Scientific Description of Hypericum Perforatum
Studies Comparing Hypericum with Synthetic Drugs

Studies Comparing Hypericum with Placebos

Drug Monitoring Studies

Pharmaceutical Studies

Other Studies

Clinical, Criteria Based Reviews


Author's Comments

About the Authors

Index of Charts & Tables

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