Natural Alternatives (p Rozac) to Prozac

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Harper Collins, Dec 16, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
Though millions of depressed Americans take Prozac safely and successully, many others suffer uncomfortable or even dangerous side effects. But they needn't despair: In this comprehensive guide to relieving depression without pharmaceuticals, Michael Murray, N.D., explains the disorder itself and various exacerbating factors, including tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine; lists a range of new treatments known to produce the theraputic effects of Prozac, from St. John's Wort and Ginkgo Biloba extract to exercise programs and guided imagery, as well as the pros and cons of the much-touted "miracle drug" melatonin. Filled with detailed, practical information, this is a useful resource for anyone seeking an alternative to Prozac.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Ruling Out an Organic Cause
55
Lifestyle Factors in Depression
82
Chapter 5
105
St Johns Wort Extract
130
Kava Extract
140
Chapter 8
152
Amino Acids
167
Chapter 10
181
Putting It All Together
188
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Michael T. Murray, N.D., teaches at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. In addition to practicing medicine, he is the author of fourteen books, including A Textbook of Natural Medicine. He lives in Bellevue, Washington.

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