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.
A few months ago, my psychiatrist recommended that I take folic acid supplements, as they might boost the effectiveness of my antidepressants. I was surprised to hear his recommendation, as the idea was completely new to me. I had of course taken folic acid when my husband and I were trying to conceive, but didn't know much about it…