Depression and anxiety news Thursday 11 October 2007 PDF Print The news yesterday (October 10, 2007) that the NHS is taking depression and anxiety seriously and investing in cognitive behavioural therapists to help sufferers will be music to the ears of the 7 million people who suffer these debilitating conditions. Depression and anxiety are inextricably linked. So equally welcome to the news of CBT becoming more readily accessible, is that a non-addictive, synergistic herbal supplement that addresses both depression and anxiety has been proven in clinical trials to work in as little as two weeks. St John’s Wort (for depression) combined with Passionflower (for anxiety) is proving a formidable solution for people suffering mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Counselling and therapy are highly recommended and valuable tools to guide people through depression and anxiety. But to have a natural, herbal supplement that has been proven in clinical studies to bring people down both the HAMA and HAMD measurement scales (for anxiety and depression respectively) available at health food stores and online is another very welcome development in our fight against these conditions. St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been recognised for some time to relieve the symptoms of depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) by increasing the brain’s take up of serotonin and dopamine which are lacking in a depressed person. There are several studies that have shown that extract of St John’s Wort increases the uptake of serotonin, noradrenalin and dopamine in the cells of the brain. It is effective in treating mild to moderate depression and SAD symptoms. Passion Flower is a herbal remedy from the native American Passiflora incarnata L. plant. It works on physical and mental symptoms of stress, relaxes muscles and anxiety and is a safe natural tranquilliser that is non-addictive. St John’s Wort with Passionflower offers a non-addictive solution proven to work quickly, effectively and naturally. And, as the Passionflower addresses the anxiety that often leads to depression, it works more broadly than drugs that seek only to address depression. Find out more To find out more about St John’s Wort with Passion Flower, to see the clinical trial’s findings or to speak to the professor behind the product’s development, contact: Katherine Selby on 0208 657 4422 or Katherine@prworkshop.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of PR Workshop in the following categories: Health, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.