good post, yeah i understand all that you have written, when first diagnosed with depression i first did the nd. i was hoping that i had a form of depression that would be helped by the nd. after being in denial, and realizing how bad my depression was, with a lengthy stay in a public mental health facility i had 2 go the medical route. zoloft was the first anti-dep i was put on over 20 yrs ago! not for me though! good post on alternatives, all the best to you, i appreciate your post. thanx and welcome to the forum. keep posting. jamie
iddm, major depression, severe borderline personality disorder, diabetic nuropathy, bad back, water works, hormone deficency, etc, etc!
Thank you for sharing your information. I agree with Karen and I did read the inforamtion on the link you provided. This is a quote from the link "The articles I found on the web about 5-HTP were all written by distributors of the herb. This means the information could be biased. The fact that all but one article failed to include specific details about the claims, should also alert the reader to the fact that the claims may not be true. "
I agree also with Raniah on this topic. On HealingWell we strive to seek a balance between alternative and traditional approaches. I feel strongly, both approaches have value for anyone seeking healing.
Discussing an alternative remedy is always good in an open forum such as HW.