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Scott D. Olson, ND

St. John’s Wort

Linde K, Mulrow CD, Berner M, Egger M.  St John's wort for depression. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Apr 18;(2):CD000448.

Morelli V, Zoorob RJ. Alternative therapies: Part I. Depression, diabetes, obesity. Am Fam Physician. 2000 Sep 1;62(5):1051-60. Review.

Butterweck V. Mechanism of action of St John's wort in depression : what is known? CNS Drugs. 2003;17(8):539-62. Review.

Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD.  St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.): a review of its chemistry,

pharmacology and clinical properties. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2001 May;53(5):583-600. Review.

Mannel M. Drug interactions with St John's wort : mechanisms and clinical implications. Drug Saf. 2004;27(11):773-97. Review.

Nierenberg AA, Burt T, Matthews J, Weiss AP. Mania associated with St. John’s wort. Biol Psychiatry 1999;46:1707–8.

Moses EL, Mallinger AG. St. John’s wort: Three cases of possible mania induction. J Clin Psychopharmacol 2000;20:115–7.

 

Exercise

Barbour KA, Blumenthal JA. Exercise training and depression in older adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2005 Dec;26 Suppl 1:119-23. Epub 2005 Oct 11. Review.

Moore KA, Blumenthal JA. Exercise training as an alternative treatment for depression among older adults. Altern Ther Health Med. 1998 Jan;4(1):48-56. Review.

Brosse AL, Sheets ES, Lett HS, Blumenthal JA. Exercise and the treatment of clinical depression in adults: Recent findings and future directions. Sports Med. 2002;32:741-760.

Lawlor, DA, Hopker SW. The effectiveness of exercise as an intervention in the management of depression: Systematic review and meta-regression analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMJ. 2001;322:763-767.

Ossip-Klein DJ, Doyne EJ, Bowman ED, Osborn KM, McDougall-Wilson IB, Neimeyer RA. Effects of running or weight lifting on self-concept in clinically depressed women. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1989;57:158-161.

Chaouloff, F. Physical exercise and brain monoamines: A review. Acta Physiol Scand. 1989;137:1-13.

Wildmann J, Kruger A, Schmole M, Niemann J, Matthaei H. Increase of circulating beta-endorphin-like immunoreactivity correlates with the change in feeling of pleasantness after running. Life Sci.1986;38: 997-1003.

Blumenthal JA, Babyak MA, Craighead WE, et al. Effects of exercise training on older patients with major depression. Arch Intern Med. 1999;159:2349-2356.

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Hibbeln JR. Fish consumption and major depression. Lancet. 1998; 351:1213.

Parker G, Gibson NA, Brotchie H, Heruc G, Rees AM, Hadzi-Pavlovic D.  Omega-3 fatty acids and mood disorders. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Jun;163(6):969-78. Review. Erratum in: Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Oct;163(10):1842.

Hibbeln JR. Seafood consumption, the DHA content of mothers’ milk and prevalence rates of postpartum depression: A cross-national, ecological analysis, J Affect Disord. 2002;69:15-29.

Tanskanen A, Hibbeln JR, Hintikka J, Haatainen K, Honkalampi K,

Viinamäki H. Fish consumption, depression and suicidality in a general population. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58:512-513.

Marangell LB, Martinez JM, Zboyan HA, Kertz B, Kim HF, Puryear LJ. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid in the treatment of major depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2003;160:996-998.

Horrobin DF, Peet M. A dose-ranging study of the effects of ethyl-eicosapentaenoatein patients with ongoing depression despite apparently adequate treatment with standard drugs. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002;59:913-919.

Nemets B, Stahl Z, Belmaker RH. Addition of omega-3 fatty acid to maintenance medication treatment for recurrent unipolar depressive disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2002;159:477-479.

Su KP, Huang SY, Chiu CC, Shen WW. Omega-3 fatty acids in major depressive disorder. A preliminary double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2003;13:267-271.

Freeman MP, Wisner KL, Gelenberg AJ, Hibbeln JR. Omega-3 fatty acids for depression in pregnancy. Paper presented at American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators, San

Fransisco, California, May 18, 2003.

 

SAM-e

Carney MWP, Chary TK, Bottiglieri T, et al. Switch and S-adenosyl-methionine. Alabama J Med Sci 1988;25:316–9.

Mischoulon D, Fava M. Role of S-adenosyl-L-methionine in the treatment of depression: a review of the evidence. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Nov;76(5):1158S-61S. Review.

Mischoulon D, Fava M. Role of S-adenosyl-L-methionine in the treatment of depression: A review of the evidence. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;76(suppl):1158S-1161S.

Bottiglieri T, Godfrey P, Flynn T, Carney MW, Toone BK, Reynolds EH. Cerebrospinal fluid S-adenosylmethionine in depression and dementia: Effects of treatment with parenteral and oral S-adenosylmethionine. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1990;53:1096-1098.

Kagan BL, Sultzer DL, Rosenlicht N, Gerner RH. Oral S-adenosylmethionine in depression: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Psychiatry 1990;147:591-595.

Bressa GM. S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAMe) as antidepressant: Meta-analysis of clinical studies. Acta Neurol Scand. 1994;(Suppl)154:7-14.

 

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)

Shaw K, Turner J, Del Mar C.   Tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan for depression. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(1):CD003198. Review.

B-Vitamins

Taylor MJ, Carney SM, Goodwin GM, Geddes JR.  Folate for depressive disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Psychopharmacol. 2004 Jun;18(2):251-6.

Taylor MJ, Carney S, Geddes J, Goodwin G. Folate for depressive disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(2):CD003390.

Coppen A, Bailey J. Enhancement of the antidepressant action of fluoxetine by folic acid: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Affect Disord. 2000;60:121-130.

Godfrey PSA, Toone BK, Cawrney MWP, et al. Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate. Lancet 1990; 336: 392-395.

Coppen A, Chaudhry S, Swade C. Folic acid enhances lithium prophylaxis. J Affect Disord 1986; 10: 9-13.

Passeri M, Cucinotta G, Abate G. Oral 5'-methyltetrahydrofolic acid in senile organic mental disorders with depression: Results of a double-blind multicentre study. Aging Clin Expt Res 1993; 51: 63-71.

Guaraldi GP, Fava M, Mazzi F, La Greca P. An open trial of methyltetrahydrofolate in elderly depressed patients. Ann Clin Psychiatry 1993; 5: 101-105.

Di Palma C, Urani R, Agricola R, et al. Is methylfolate effective in relieving major depression in chronic alcoholics? A hypothesis of treatment. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp 1994; 55: 559-568.

Bell IR, Edman JS, Morrow FD, et al. Vitamin B1, B2 and B6 augmentation of tricyclic antidepressant treatment in geriatric depression with cognitive dysfunction. J Am Coll Nutr 1992; 11: 159-163.

Oren DA, Teicher MH, Schwartz PJ, et al. A controlled trial of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) in the treatment of winter seasonal affective disorder. J Affect Disord 1994; 32: 197-200.

Kendell KE, Schnurr PP. The effects of vitamin B6 supplementation on premenstrual symptoms. Obstet Gynecol 1987; 70: 145-149.

Wyatt KM, Dimmock PW, Jones PW, Shaughn O'Brien PM. Efficacy of vitamin B-6 in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: systematic review. BMJ 1999; 318: 1375-1381.

Adams PW, Rose DP, Folkard J, et al. Effect of pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) upon depression associated with oral contraception. Lancet 1973; 1: 899-904.

 

Homeopathy

Pilkington K, Kirkwood G, Rampes H, Fisher P, Richardson J.  Homeopathy for depression: a systematic review of the research evidence. Homeopathy. 2005 Jul;94(3):153-63.

 

Yoga

Pilkington K, Kirkwood G, Rampes H, Richardson J.  Yoga for depression: the research evidence. J Affect Disord. 2005 Dec;89(1-3):13-24. Epub 2005 Sep 26.

 

Acupuncture

Allen JJB, Schnyer RN, Hitt SK. The efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of major depressive disorder in women. Psychol Sci. 1998;9:397-401.

Chan J, Briscomb D, Waterhouse E, Cannaby AM. An uncontrolled pilot study of HT7 for “stress.” Acupunct Med. 2002;20:74-77.

Luo H, Meng F, Jia Y, Zhao X. Clinical research on the therapeutic effect of the electro-acupuncture treatment in patients with depression. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1998;52(Suppl):S338-340.