Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is St. John’s Wort (SJW) an option for treating mild-moderate depression?
Bottom Line:
In mild-moderate depression^ SJW may improve depression scores and have response or remission rates similar to antidepressants^ with fewer reported adverse effects. The evidence is potentially limited by studies of short duration^ funding by SJW manufacturers^ and inadequately described methods. SJW may be an option for patients experiencing mild to moderate depression who do not want to use standard therapies.

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Publication Date: 2018-3-12
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-03-14 11:33:24