Standard treatment of depression usually involves antidepressants, psychotherapy, or both. And there are some natural treatments that may also provide relief. They include:
1. St. John’s wort
St. John’s wort is widely used as a treatment of depression in Europe. It’s thought that the herb raises the levels of neurotransmitter serotonin – that’s how certain antidepressants work. But research on its effectiveness is inconclusive, and St. John’s wort should be used with reservation, because it can interfere with various medications, including anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin), contraceptive pills, and some cancer medicines. If you want to try St. John’s wort to relieve your depression, consult with your doctor first and don’t forget to mention any medications you’re taking.