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When people deal with finding a treatment for depression many just think of anti-depressants like Zoloft or Prozac But due to the negative side effects of anti-depressant pills depressed people are turning toward other alternative treatments A few alternative treatments include the herb St Johns wort the use of placebos some form of exercise transcranial magnetic stimulation and cognitive behavioral therapy Although these alternative treatments are not as popular as anti-depressants they are very beneficial to everyone Although Prozac and Paxil are the top treatments of depression many people find their side effects to be disturbing Cardiovascular problems are one side effect in which people experience change in blood pressure or heart rate In addition gastrointestinal upset causes nausea diarrhea constipation or vomiting Also neurological difficulties include confusion hallucination numbness and seizures Significant weight changes are also another side effect Lastly sedation which is where a patient experiences anxiety sleep disturbance and agitation is another side effect of anti-depressants Relieving Consequently two Wisconsin women have experienced these side effects Christen Holcombe and Linda Gollin have filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmith-Kline the makers of Paxil for not warning patients of their side effects which included nausea sweating and agitation and that the drug can be addictive They are joining hundreds of other patients who have sought help from Paxil Held Another lawsuit in West Baton Rouge Parish was where 250 clients filed lawsuits against GlaxoSmith-Kline for inadequately warning patients about the drugs addictiveness Kern All of these side effects and how addictive the anti-depressants are make many depressed people find alternative treatments to depression Many of depressed Americans are waiting for the FDAs approval of an herbal alternative treatment called St Johns Wort to assist in depression St Johns wort is an extract of the yellow five- petaled plant and has been used especially in Germany to ease mood swings and anxiety A trial in Germany was conducted during six weeks on 324 patients that have
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