ASCP Corner: Are Nutritional Supplements Ready for Prime Time?
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(9):1497-1498
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Over the past 20 years, there has been a surge of clinical trials
examining the safety and efficacy of natural compounds for
psychiatric indications. These studies have produced encouraging
evidence for several putative antidepressants such as
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe), St. John’s wort (SJW), the
omega-3 fatty acids, and folic acid.
There are about 45 published randomized controlled trials
(RCTs) of SAMe monotherapy against placebo or tricyclic antidepressants