Clinical depression is a common problem for teenagers as well as adults: surveys suggest that one in eight teens will struggle with depression in a given year. When faced with this illness, half of all patients will turn to natural treatments. These natural treatments include herbs, spiritual healing, vitamins, 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.