Archive for the ‘Depression’ Category

Depression, anxiety, fatigue, sugar and caffeine

August 10, 2008

A caffeine-free and refined sucrose-free diet may improve symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue in sensitive individuals. (Biological Psychiatry 29(7)679-692, April 1, 1991)
Copyright 1991 Phylis Austin

St John’s wort

July 4, 2008

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) has traditionally been used in the treatment of mild depression, but we do not yet understand how it works.

St. John’s wort compares favorably with light therapy in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Hypericum, an extract from St. John’s wort is known to increase deep sleep.

Hyperforin, another extract, has recently been shown effective in the treatment of depression. (Pharmacopsychiatry 33(2)60-5, March 2000)

Copyright 2000 Phylis A Austin