Our expert says:
I don't understand. You have Depression, and the medication helps --- you "cannot cope without it". Why not remain on it and continue to get better ? If you want to add something also proved to be effective in relieving Depression, why not seek, and ADD to your treatment, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ). ? 5HTP is NOT proved to be an effective and safe treatment for Depresion, or we would all be recommending it's use.
It is not the same as either Biral, a mild herbal preparation with NO good evidence that its helpful in significant Depression, nor St JOhn's Wort. a herb for which there is SOME evidence it may help SOME people with MILD depression.
There is no fel good hormones, 5HTP as sold is not in the remotest sense "natural" ( those capsules and tablets don't grow on trees !) so such advertising claims are misleading and should not be allowed to be published.
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