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Posted by: Mishka | 2004/11/22

Over the counter antidepressant

Is there any such thing as a over the counter antidepressant?

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No.
There is a herbal remedy with SOME mild benefits shown in studies, for MILD depression only ( not enough for a significant or serious depression ) called St John's Wort ( check the archives for details ) but no other substance with any demonstrated antidepressant benefits is on sale over the counter. The most effective remedies are available only on prescription, and that's the best route to go in most instances, to get a shrink's proper assessment and advice on treatment options.

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