St. John's Wort Supplements Indianola IA

A plant people have used for centuries to ward off evil spirits has a new stamp of approval from today’s researchers working on depression relief. More than 16 percent of Americans will experience the symptoms of depression—constant sadness, tension, lack of energy and concentration, and decreased interest in hobbies—sometime in their lives.

Borst & Associates
(515) 981-5699
1329 Sunset Dr
Norwalk, IA
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Lynn Mousel
(515) 285-6781
925 Porter Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Child Psychiatry

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Herbert L. Notch
(515) 287-1491
7510 SW 9th
Des Moines, IA
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Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
German,Spanish
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Doctoral Program: University of Iowa
Credentialed Since: 1976-12-09

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Raymond L. Tibe
(515) 279-3266
1922 Ingersoll
Des Moines, IA
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Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Biola University
Credentialed Since: 1984-05-15

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Rachel H Heiss
(515) 471-5070
1922 Ingersoll
Des Moines, IA
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Doctoral Program: Iowa State University
Credentialed Since: 1997-01-31

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Rescare Inc
(515) 287-2843
4800 S Union St
Des Moines, IA
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Mental Health Professional

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Orchard Place
(515) 285-6781
925 Porter Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Mental Health Professional

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Eric R Barlow
(515) 283-1221
1221 Center St
Des Moines, IA
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Psychiatry

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Michael John Taylor
(515) 243-5181
1301 Center St
Des Moines, IA
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Psychiatry

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Christine E. Meinecke
(515) 699-8546
309 Court Ave. #230
Des Moines, IA
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Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kansas
Credentialed Since: 1991-02-04

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By Einav Keet

A plant people have used for centuries to ward off evil spirits has a new stamp of approval from today’s researchers working on depression relief. More than 16 percent of Americans will experience the symptoms of depression—constant sadness, tension, lack of energy and concentration, and decreased interest in hobbies—sometime in their lives. Those seeking treatment with prescription antidepression drugs may face a less-than-uplifting set of side effects, such as nausea, insomnia, and a muted sex drive. Physicians in Germany treating patients with mild to moderate depression have found that those taking a 612 mg daily dose of St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) stacked up well against those taking 50 mg of the prescription drug sertraline (Zoloft). The study traced 241 people taking either treatment for 12 weeks, and found comparable improvements in symptoms between the two groups. Even better, the St. John’s wort group had milder side effects. When participants chose to continue their treatment for another 12 weeks, the study found that 48 percent of those taking St. John’s wort and 36 percent of those on Zoloft were no longer diagnosed as depressed. Doctors remind us to read up on all the possible side effects and drug interactions, even with our flowery little friend.

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