Posted by jujube on January 11, 2005, at 0:14:30
In reply to SJW ok for severe depression?, posted by KaraS on January 10, 2005, at 16:51:19
I am sorry you are still struggling with your decision. But it is a big decision, and you are wise to take the time needed to ensure that you are comfortable with whichever path you chose.
I have never really tried SJW, so I can not answer your question. Did you have a look at BarbaraCat's post above? She mentions that SJW is not just for mild to moderate depression, and goes on to detail her experience with it, including which brands she uses.
I seem to recall Larry posting a summary of a study or something about SJW that compared its effectiveness to that of a TCA (then again, I am sleep deprived these days, so I may not be remembering correctly at all). Unfortunately, I can't seem to execute the PB search function in order to find the post. Hopefully Larry will respond as well.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Take care of yourself.
> I need to start on something quickly and I can't seem to make up my mind. I'd rather be on something more natural but I wonder if SJW is strong enough for fairly severe depression. I am in the process of increasing my fish oil and could augment the SJW with some other things as well. Is this an ok choice for me now?
> Those of you who were helped by SJW, was your depression beyond mild to moderate?