Fish Oil and Depression
The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may help boost your mood and ward off depression.
Mind-Body Therapies for Depression
Certain alternative therapies—such as yoga and acupuncture—may help boost mood and ease symptoms in people with depression.
Natural Remedies for Depression
Find out about nine natural remedies for depression, including St. John's wort, diet, light therapy and more.
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort is one of the most popular remedies for depression, but there's a lot that people don't know about this herb. Find out more about the research and learn about possible side effects and drug interactions.
St. John's Wort For Major Depression?
Research on St. John's wort for severe depression, however, hasn't been as promising as it is for mild to moderate depression.
What is 5-HTP?
5-HTP has become popular because it is thought that providing the body with 5-HTP in pill form can boost the body's serotonin levels. Find out more about 5-HTP and learn about possible side effects and safety concerns.
5-HTP: Possible Drug Interactions
The supplement 5-HTP can theoretically interact with a number of different medications.
What is SAMe?
There have been a number of studies on the use of SAMe for depression. What is SAMe? What are the possible side effects and safety concerns?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone that's produced by the adrenal glands. Why do people use it for depression? What are the possible side effects and safety concerns?
Melatonin and Depression
Melatonin is a popular sleep remedy. There's concern that melatonin could theoretically worsen depression symptoms. Find out more about melatonin.
5 Foods For a Better Mood
Find out about five foods that may boost your mood and get practical suggestions on incorporating them into your diet.
Folate and Vitamin B12 and Depression
A deficiency of the vitamins folate and vitamin B12 have been linked to depression in some people. Find out about food sources of each.
Top 15 Conditions For Which People Use Alternative Medicine
Depression is one of the top 15 conditions for which people in the United States seek alternative medicine, according to a large survey in 2002. See the ranked list.
Emotions and Traditional Chinese Medicine
In traditional Chinese medicine, emotions and physical health are intimately connected. Sadness, nervous tension and anger, worry, fear and overwork are each associated with a particular organ in the body. Learn which emotions are associated with which organs.
Acupuncture for Depression
Studies show that acupuncture may help boost mood and ease symptoms in people struggling with depression, a condition estimated to affect millions of Americans.
Yoga For Depression
For people struggling with depression, yoga may help enhance mood and boost wellbeing.