Complementary medicines and alternative therapies for depression

There are many complementary medicines and alternative therapies for depression. Some have been tested in scientific clinical trials, but many have not. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) does not assess complementary medicines to check that they work. Watch the video below to find out how complementary medicines are regulated in Australia.

It’s important to be open with your doctor about any complementary medicines you take, because some (e.g. St John’s wort) can interact with your other medicines.

See the following websites for information about complementary medicines and alternative therapies for depression:

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