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