6 complementary therapies for depression

Omega-3 fatty acids and St John’s Wort are among evidence-based complementary therapies for mild to moderate  depression, according to clinical practice guidelines released by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

The document on mood disorders emphasises that these should not be used instead of established prescription medication for severe depression and bipolar disorders, they may be advised for some patients.

“If complementary therapies provide subjective benefit to patients,

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