Can St. John’s Wort help with Depression?

Psychiatry Education Forum Academy is excited to announce our next presentation’s release date for Sep 10, 2022:

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There are many plant-based ‘phytoceuticals’ used for the treatment of depression, but St. John’s Wort has the most research and recently received the highest recommendations for the treatment of depression by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) and Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2022 guidelines. 

In our upcoming presentation, Dr. Harvinder Singh will discuss this in his 40 min video summarizing the following topics:

  1. Mechanism of Action
  2. Is monotherapy recommended?
  3. St. John’s Wort versus Antidepressants
  4. What Dose to Aim for?
  5. Preparations & Cost
  6. Adverse Events
  7. Drug Interactions
  8. CANMAT & WFSBP 2022 Recommendations.

LET’S ANSWER THIS QUESTION FIRST

St. John's Wort should be avoided with which of the following medication?

Answer: All of the above

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