3 September 2021

Nutraceuticals and phytoceuticals for depression

Clinical Drugs Mental Health

Dr David Lim and Dr Jerome Sarris discuss the usefulness of nutraceuticals and phytoceuticals in the management of depression.

Description:

  • There is evidence for the usefulness of nutraceuticals and phytoceuticals in the management of depression
  • With the exception of St John’s Wort which should not be used with SSRIs, one can add these agents to pharmacotherapy
  • Importantly we should use quality preparations that are standardised for the active agent

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and medical educator

Guest: Dr Jerome Sarris, professor of integrative mental health; the NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University; NHMRC clinical research fellow

Total time: 16 mins

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