"Natural" Alternatives to Antidepressants

Overview

Clinical depression is a common problem for teenagers as well as adults: surveys suggest that one in eight teens will struggle will depression in a given year. When faced with this illness, half of all patients will turn to natural treatments. These natural treatments include vitamins, spiritual healing, herbs, and special diets. A majority of patients report such natural remedies are helpful for treating their depression.

However, "natural" does not necessarily mean better or ...

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Overview

Clinical depression is a common problem for teenagers as well as adults: surveys suggest that one in eight teens will struggle will depression in a given year. When faced with this illness, half of all patients will turn to natural treatments. These natural treatments include vitamins, spiritual healing, herbs, and special diets. A majority of patients report such natural remedies are helpful for treating their depression.

However, "natural" does not necessarily mean better or safer than conventional treatments. This book covers the most common natural treatments for depression, along with facts about their effectiveness and side effects. Although this book is not a substitute for professional medical advice, it gives students and parents timely and objective information about a vital health topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422201053
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Antidepressants Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Depression, Drugs, and Decisions     9
Does "Natural" Mean "Better"?     25
St. John's Wort: Big Claims for a Little Plant     41
Kava Kava and Other Natural Treatments     57
Talking Cures     75
A Holistic Health Approach     85
Further Reading     96
For More Information     97
Glossary     98
Bibliography     100
Index     101
Picture Credits     103
Biographies     104
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