To my surprise, The Mayo Clinic is advising alternative treatments for major depression. I list their suggestions below:
St. John’s wort – an herb supplement; one site suggested 300 mg per day for mild or moderate depression.
SAMe. (pronounced “sammy”) – a synthetic supplement (not natural); not approved in the U.S., but in Europe.
Omega-3 fatty acids – from food or supplements.
The Mayo Clinic reminds us that supplements are monitored by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) just as medicines are monitored.
Some of their suggestions for mind body techniques are listed below: