No, Hadley, I've never taken St. John's Wort, but I can tell you that
St. Johns Wort has been declared ineffective as a treatment for depression.
See "Effectiveness of Complementary and Self-help Treatments for Depression" by John H. Christensen and K. M. Griffiths.
1 in 4 people experiences clinical depression in their lives, so you may
enjoy visiting with this group. Despite their depression, they have a
very positive outlook and hope for improved view of life. Medications
are a large part of the solution, and psychiatric care is effective as are exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy (in manuals, available on the
I hope you will find the improvement that works best for you soon.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 10/20/2011 2:11:50 PM (GMT-6)