Our expert says:
Unfortunately there is nothing available over the counter that is useful for depression. The one partial alternative might be St John's Wort, which has shown some benefits in MILD depression, and works in ways rather like prozac. But one really doesn't want to encourage her to continue to avoid seeing a doctor or shrink which is really what she needs, so as to get a proper assessment and a proper examination of treatment alternatives. Encourage her to admit to her depression and to recognize that it is not her fault, and no disgrace at all, and that she deserves proper treatment for it.
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