Update on dietary supplements for depression

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DIETARY supplements
DEPRESSION, Mental -- Treatment
HYPERICUM -- Therapeutic use
FOLIC acid -- Therapeutic use
ADENOSYLMETHIONINE -- Therapeutic use
OMEGA-3 fatty acids -- Therapeutic use
CLINICAL trials
MEDICINE -- Research

Abstract:Provides information on dietary supplements such as Saint John's wort, folate, S-Adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) and omega-3 fatty acids which were put to the test in clinical trials for the treatment of depression as of March 2004. Estimated number of people in the U.S. who have an episode of depression; Suggested adult dosage of Saint John's wort per day, usually divided into two to three doses; Depressive symptoms caused by low folate; Total number of studies conducted for SAMe; Biological evidence found in the omega-3 fatty acids to support the idea that it can treat depression.

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