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Are there any anti-depressants you can buy over the counter?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Thinice, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. Thinice

    Thinice Well-Known Member

    What the title says.
  2. perry_mason

    perry_mason Well-Known Member

    i dont know if there are any anti-depressant pills available OTC (i cant imagine that there are) but one thing that comes to mind is St John's wort. people say its useful for mild depression so i dont know if that may help or not.
  3. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

    No, not in the US
  4. Thinice

    Thinice Well-Known Member

    I'm in the UK.
  5. crazychris

    crazychris Member

    No, not in the UK either.
  6. ~Claire

    ~Claire Well-Known Member

    St. John's Wort is meant (I think) to be a herbal anti depressant that you can get over the counter. I have no idea what it's like re effectiveness/side effects though. Also I think it depends on any other meds you may be taking.

    Do you not have a GP that you can discuss it with, to see if they will prescribe you something?

    Best wishes, Claire xx
  7. kenny

    kenny Well-Known Member

    You have to be careful with St. Johns Wort. check the leaflet on any other medication you have to make sure that you're ok to take St. Johns Wort with it. A lot of Antidepressants specifically tell you not to take it.
  8. IDKwhatIwant

    IDKwhatIwant Well-Known Member

    Ive been told before that fish oil helps control moods. spend the extra money if you purchase it, so that its treated with something to cover the taste and smell, otherwise youll taste fish all day... its suppose to help with memory. if you suffer "brain fog" from depression or stress, it should calm you down so you can think. instead of a constant fatigue and paralyzed affect that comes with depression.

    vitamin supplements help a little, but that may just be from a new experience and hope. I take the supplements, and cant really note any difference. but i guess i could always be worse, so idk.

    flax seed or oil is fake. :dry:
  9. happykitty

    happykitty New Member

    You can order them online.

    I'm probably not allowed to post the website I use here as it'd count as advertising [correct me if I'm wrong].
  10. BlueHermit

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  11. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    St. John's Wort and Valeriana (both herbs) är OTC, but you can only get "real" antidepressants by prescription :/ so when you've tried these two then it would be a good idea to see a doctor. Good luck
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