The New York Buyers’ Club has an info sheet available for those interested in finding out more about dietary supplements for depression. Here’s the introduction (printable info sheet available through the link below):
In recent years there’s been a lot of good scientific work about using supplements to address depression. The supplements studied have ranged from the herb St. John’s Wort, which has a long tradition of use, to molecules like SAMe, L-Tryptophan, and 5-HTP, which have drawn attention because of their role in the body’s production of serotonin, a “neurotransmitter” intimately connected with mood and cognitive function. Other developments in depression research involve the steroid DHEA and—surprise! —fish oil.