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Over-the-counter medications and supplements (20) Tried it?How effective?
St. John's Wort Y | N Rating Saved
Tryptophan Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin B Y | N Rating Saved
Magnesium Y | N Rating Saved
Flaxseed Oil Y | N Rating Saved
SAM-e Y | N Rating Saved
Fish Oil Y | N Rating Saved
Rhodiola Rosea Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin D3 Y | N Rating Saved
5-hTP Y | N Rating Saved
Relora (magnolia bark) Y | N Rating Saved
Chromium Picolinate Y | N Rating Saved
Zinc Y | N Rating Saved
Tyrosine Y | N Rating Saved
Methyltetrahydrasulfate Y | N Rating Saved
Valerian Y | N Rating Saved
Niacin (megadose) Y | N Rating Saved
Krill oil Y | N Rating Saved
Cigarettes Y | N Rating Saved
DL-Phenylalanine Y | N Rating Saved
Alternative / other treatments (35) Tried it?How effective?
Talk Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Acupuncture Y | N Rating Saved
Massage Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Y | N Rating Saved
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Neurofeedback Y | N Rating Saved
Light Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Mindful Meditation Y | N Rating Saved
Personal Growth Workshops Y | N Rating Saved
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Chiropractic care Y | N Rating Saved
Bibliotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
Spend time with pet Y | N Rating Saved
Alpha Stim CES Y | N Rating Saved
Psychotherapy Y | N Rating Saved
Breathwork Y | N Rating Saved
Shiatsu Y | N Rating Saved
Psychiatric inpatient care Y | N Rating Saved
Art Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Music Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Y | N Rating Saved
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Y | N Rating Saved
Infrared brain stimulation Y | N Rating Saved
Salsa dancing Y | N Rating Saved
Tango dancing Y | N Rating Saved
Electro Convulsive Therapy ECT Y | N Rating Saved
Wake Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Reiki Y | N Rating Saved
Faster EFT Y | N Rating Saved
Massage Y | N Rating Saved
Qi gong Y | N Rating Saved
Marijuana Y | N Rating Saved
Social Dancing- Blues Y | N Rating Saved
Mucuna pruriens powdered seed Y | N Rating Saved
Spiritual Healing Y | N Rating Saved
Prescription drugs (64) Tried it?How effective?
SSRIs Y | N Rating Saved
Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Y | N Rating Saved
Lexapro Y | N Rating Saved
Zoloft Y | N Rating Saved
Cymbalta Y | N Rating Saved
Effexor XR Y | N Rating Saved
Prozac Y | N Rating Saved
Paxil Y | N Rating Saved
Celexa Y | N Rating Saved
Trazodone Y | N Rating Saved
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Provigil Y | N Rating Saved
Testosterone Y | N Rating Saved
Cannabis (Sativa) Y | N Rating Saved
Lamictal (Lamotragine) Y | N Rating Saved
Desipramine Y | N Rating Saved
Imipramine Y | N Rating Saved
Effexor Y | N Rating Saved
Parnate Y | N Rating Saved
Depakote Y | N Rating Saved
Lithium Y | N Rating Saved
Anafranil Y | N Rating Saved
Lexotan Y | N Rating Saved
Trevilor Y | N Rating Saved
Quilonum Y | N Rating Saved
Invega Y | N Rating Saved
Venlafaxin Y | N Rating Saved
Sertralin Y | N Rating Saved
Milnacipran (Ixel) Y | N Rating Saved
Xanax Y | N Rating Saved
Synthroid Y | N Rating Saved
Mirtazapine Y | N Rating Saved
Adderall Y | N Rating Saved
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) Y | N Rating Saved
Amitriptyline (Elavil) Y | N Rating Saved
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Y | N Rating Saved
Klonopin Y | N Rating Saved
Minocycline Y | N Rating Saved
Cynomel / Cytomel Y | N Rating Saved
Transdermal Estorgen/Progestin Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Abilify (Aripiprazole) Y | N Rating Saved
Risperidone (Risperdol) Y | N Rating Saved
Savella Y | N Rating Saved
Thyroxine Y | N Rating Saved
Armour Y | N Rating Saved
Agomelatine Y | N Rating Saved
Pristiq Y | N Rating Saved
Vyvanse Y | N Rating Saved
Marplan Y | N Rating Saved
Nardil Y | N Rating Saved
Doxepin (Aponal, Deptran, Sinquan) Y | N Rating Saved
Nortriptyline Y | N Rating Saved
Tianeptine Y | N Rating Saved
Viibryd Y | N Rating Saved
Citalopram Y | N Rating Saved
Concerta Y | N Rating Saved
sipralexa (escitalopram oxalate) Y | N Rating Saved
discontinue hormonal birth control Y | N Rating Saved
aripiprazole Y | N Rating Saved
quetiapine Y | N Rating Saved
Hormonal Birth Control Y | N Rating Saved
MAOIs Y | N Rating Saved
Depo-Testosterone 200mg injections (2x/month) Y | N Rating Saved
Alprazolam Y | N Rating Saved
Lifestyle / dietary changes and home remedies (52) Tried it?How effective?
Tai Chi Y | N Rating Saved
Adequate sleep Y | N Rating Saved
Avoid intoxicants Y | N Rating Saved
Exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Relaxation Y | N Rating Saved
Journaling Y | N Rating Saved
Yoga Y | N Rating Saved
Meditation Y | N Rating Saved
Cold shower Y | N Rating Saved
Caffeine Y | N Rating Saved
Housecleaning Y | N Rating Saved
Talking with family/friends Y | N Rating Saved
Resting before bedtime Y | N Rating Saved
Support Groups Y | N Rating Saved
Regular eating times (at least 3x a day) Y | N Rating Saved
Keep daily routine Y | N Rating Saved
Group sports Y | N Rating Saved
Play outside Y | N Rating Saved
Diet changes Y | N Rating Saved
Music with exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Alcohol Y | N Rating Saved
Masturbation Y | N Rating Saved
Swimming Y | N Rating Saved
Sleep hygiene maintenance Y | N Rating Saved
Progressive relaxation Y | N Rating Saved
Daily aerobic exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Distance walking Y | N Rating Saved
Anti-inflamatory whole foods diet Y | N Rating Saved
Daily natural sunlight exposure Y | N Rating Saved
Retired Y | N Rating Saved
Reducing red meat consumption Y | N Rating Saved
Warm shower Y | N Rating Saved
Stop eating sugar Y | N Rating Saved
Dancing to 80s music Y | N Rating Saved
Reflexology Y | N Rating Saved
Cut down on internet Y | N Rating Saved
Volunteer on mental health call line Y | N Rating Saved
Watching emotional or spiritual movies Y | N Rating Saved
Volunteer Y | N Rating Saved
Being in a relationship Y | N Rating Saved
Paleo diet Y | N Rating Saved
Warm soaking bath Y | N Rating Saved
Gardening Y | N Rating Saved
Hobbioes Y | N Rating Saved
Hobbies Y | N Rating Saved
suffering from pseudoscience Y | N Rating Saved
Reading Fiction Y | N Rating Saved
Morning Ritual/habits Y | N Rating Saved
Upbeat Music Y | N Rating Saved
Getting dressed/making bed Y | N Rating Saved
Laughing (like funny videos/shows) Y | N Rating Saved
Redecorating Space Y | N Rating Saved
Surgical (1) Tried it?How effective?
Deep Brain Stimulation DBS Y | N Rating Saved

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