Natural Remedies for Depression

Clinically used in Germany for over 40 years, St. John’s Wort has been proven to be a successful antidepressant as well as antibiotic and anti-viral agent. Several clinical studies have shown that those with depression do have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood. One of the studies…

How To Prevent and Remedy Depression

A number of studies have found decreased omega-3 content in the blood of depressed patients. Omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in the development and function of the central nervous system. Emerging research is establishing an association between omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic) and major depressive disorder. This…

Herbal Remedies for Depression

St. John’s Wort is one of the best natural herbal remedies for depression. New research provides support for the use of St. John’s wort extracts in treating major depression. A Cochrane Systematic Review backs up previous research that showed the plant extract is effective in treating mild to moderate depressive…

A Natural Treatment for Depression: St Johns Wort

An natural treatment for depression is St. John’s-wort. “St. John’s-wort is the preferred treatment for mild depression in Europe,” says Plant physiologist Stephen O. Duke who heads the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Natural Products Utilization Research Unit at Oxford, Mississippi. “Physicians there choose it four to five times more often…

Depression & Anxiety: MBCT Treatment Part 3

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a treatment program for prevention of relapses in depression and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Is MBCT an acceptable intervention to patients with depression and anxiety? The course exercises There was a wide range of views on the course exercises, in particular the body-scan…

Depression & Anxiety: MBCT Treatment Part 2

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy is an innovative treatment program for relapse prevention of depression and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) may be seen by patients more along the lines of adult education rather than a mental health intervention, thus helping to de-stigmatise depression and anxiety.…

Depression & Anxiety Treatment With Innovative Therapy – Part 1

Depression and anxiety are amongst the commonest reasons for consultation in UK general practice. Participants with a history of depression who had depression or depression and anxiety were recruited from a single practice in Ayrshire, Scotland to take part in a study using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Mindfulness Based…

Anxiety Disorders and Relaxation Training

Relaxation training is a common treatment for anxiety disorders, both as a stand-alone treatment for anxiety disorders or included in a more complex therapy. The prevalence of anxiety is approximately twice among women compared with men. Anxiety is common among healthy individuals and has been associated with numerous negative health…