Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by OneMoreReason, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. OneMoreReason

    OneMoreReason Member

    For any of those who have researched into the causes behind depression, and the serotonin deficiency theory well... 5-HTP is a natural source of serotonin which unlike a lot of anti-depressant medication actually allows a greater production of serotonin. That's what I've found so far anyway through some various websites...

    I've tried this, and found it to be quite good at improving mood although, it never seemed to have a major effect on me.

    Anyone else tried it?
  2. lost_child

    lost_child Well-Known Member

    I tried 5-HTP for about 5 months, it done nothing for me....I kept taking it hoping that one day I would wake up and my mood would be lifted slightly but nothing ~ However I do know people that it has enhanced their mood and also helped them sleep at nite..