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How effective is saffron in treating depression?

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Dr. Shubham Mehta

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Posted on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 in Mental Health
Question: How effective is saffron in treating depression. If not, what antidepressant can be used other than Prozac that does not have sexual side effects
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Bupropion, mirtazapine.

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to HCM.
Saffron alone is not much effective in treating depression. There are not much research studies on this regard.

Antidepressants like bupropion and mirtazapine are free of sexual side effects. As these are prescription drugs, kindly consult your doctor.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
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