As more Americans are taking antidepressants like Zoloft, and as bad feedback on their side effects continue to increase, many people are seeking alternatives to prescription medications. For more information on this, refer to sites discussing the birth defects attributed with Zoloft. The good news is that some vitamins may be effective alternatives for antidepressants. studies show. Included in the list are Omega-3, folates, SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) and St. John’s wort.

Besides being helpful in maintaining good heart condition, an escalating medical results suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may also be essential in alleviating depression. Based on studies published in 2009 in the journal of the American College of Nutrition, the rate of depression is lower in populations that consume an omega-3 fatty acid-rich diet, which includes fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines.

Several studies have presented that folates, taken in conjunction with antidepressants, enhanced the effectiveness of the medicines and have been proved to lessen side effects.

References:
• healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=703942
• womentowomen.com/depressionanxietyandmood/antidepressants.aspx
• antidepressantsfacts.com/before.htm