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Supplements Proven Beneficial for Your Mental Health

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  • In terms of effectiveness, antidepressants are on par with placebo. Data provided by drug companies as part of the drug approval process showed 57 percent of all studies found no clinical benefit of the drug over placebo
  • Research suggests the effectiveness of antidepressants can be increased by adding fish oil, vitamin D, methylfolate, or S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe), but other studies suggest the supplements alone may do the trick
  • Previous meta-analyses show the placebo response accounts for 82 percent of the beneficial response to antidepressants, and produce clinically insignificant improvements in Hamilton depression scale scores

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements not only have a significant amount of evidence supporting their use for the prevention and treatment of mental health problems typically treated with drugs, they also have an admirable safety record.


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