Hundreds of millions of prescriptions are written each year for fluoxetine (i.e., Prozac). While the value of taking fluoxetine for depression is often questioned, and potential side-effects are a very significant concern, the use of this drug continues to grow. This, even though there is not a single underlying cause for conditions that fall under the catch-all term “depression.” Further, the medication is often used by people who have not even been diagnosed with a depressive disorder.
ACN Latitudes promotes integrative therapies that can be used with or without conventional treatment. A study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry documents that adding an important supplement along with fluoxetine gave superior effectiveness compared to taking the drug alone.
A link is also provided below for a summary of scientific studies on the use of vitamin D for depression without a medication.
Separately, Rutgers University has shown the benefit of engaging in meditation and exercise on the same day in reducing symptoms of depression.
See below for details on the supplement used with fluoxetine in the study. Also, read how exercise and meditation were used as successful interventions in unrelated research.