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SAM-e Helps Relieve Depression Symptoms


People with major depressive disorder often don’t tolerate or respond well to antidepressant drugs, and also may have low levels of SAM-e, doctors in this study said. Fifty-five people with major depressive disorder who were not responding well to antidepressants added 800mg of SAM-e twice per day, or a placebo, while continuing to take serotonin re-uptake inhibitor drugs.

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After six weeks, compared to placebo, twice as many people in the SAM-e group had improved depressive symptoms or had gone into remission. Doctors believe that SAM-e helps synthesize nerve-signaling chemicals such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which may help make antidepressants more effective.

Reference: American Journal of Psychiatry; 2010, Vol. 167, 942-8.

From the January 2011 newsletter
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