We start today with a startling statistic. An estimated 1 in 10 US adults report depression. Depression affects many Americans at different levels. Depression is a mental illness that can be costly and debilitating to sufferers. It can adversely affect the course and outcome of common chronic conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
It can also result in increased work absenteeism, short-term disability, and decreased productivity. Many of the people diagnosed are on some type of medication. But are there natural remedies that sufferers can take?