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The Prozac Alternative: Natural Relief from Depression
The Prozac Alternative
Natural Relief from Depression With St. John's Wort, Kava, Ginkgo, 5-Htp, Homeopathy, and Other Alternative Therapies

A comprehensive guide to the use of St. John's wort and other alternative therapies for treatment of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders
  • In the early 1990s the sale of Prozac exceeded the sale of all other antidepressant drugs in both American and world markets.
  • But today St. John's Wort is recommended 3 to 1 over Prozac as a primary treatment for depression in European countries such as Germany--and its sales continue to skyrocket in the United States.
  • Safe, all-natural, and less expensive than synthetic drugs, St. John's wort is the ideal natural therapy for many people's depression, anxiety, and other related mood disorders.

by Ran Knishinsky



151 pages

Pub 11/98

The Prozac Alternative offers a comprehensive look at St. John's Wort

  • the most significant natural remedy for depression -- including its history in herbalism, current clinical uses, safety, and side effects
  • as well as how it compares with other natural alternatives such as Kava, Melatonin, and 5-HTP as treatment options to depression.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Focus is on St. John's Wort
  • 2. The Way of Herbs
  • 3. Understanding Depression
  • 4. Getting Rid of the Blues
  • 5. A Renewed Sense of Pleasure and Joy
  • 6. Healing Hypericum
  • 7. Other Natural Treatments for Depression
  • 8. Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Commonly Asked Question

Appendix A: St. John's Wort Suppliers 
Appendix B: Herbal education Programs and Reading List 
Appendix C: General Resources for Depression 
Notes -- Index

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