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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 04/16/99
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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New Study Tests Herbal Medicine for Depression

Cincinnati—A University of Cincinnati Biological Psychiatry Department study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is beginning to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of St. John's Wort in the treatment of major depression. St. John's Wort is a popular herbal supplement sold in health food stores.

Individuals who are experiencing depressive symptoms may be eligible for this study. Symptoms of clinical depression may include: sad, unhappy, empty, or helpless feelings; sleep problems; worthless or guilty feelings; energy decrease, fatigue, or lack of motivation; appetite changes; or a loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities.

For more information, please contact Natalie at (513) 558-3249. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

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