Supplements are considered a form of alternative treatment for depression. Natural supplements can help lower anxiety and lift moods. However, they can still have side effects or interact with other medications and many are not FDA approved, so it is important to check with your doctor before trying a new supplement. Supplements may be a natural way to manage depression for some, but they are not the solution for everyone.
In one of my recent posts on Anxiety Connection I talked about the recent Consumer Reports review of supplements where they listed their dirty dozen of supplements to avoid. Included in their list of potentially dangerous supplements used to treat mood or anxiety symptoms was Kava and Yohimbe. Along with their list of supplements…