St. John's Wort Research Paper by hicaliber

St. John's Wort
A discussion of the uses and side effects of using St. John's Wort to treat depression in adults.
# 95703 | 1,194 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses depression in adults and the use of St. John's Wort as a treatment. The paper begins by describing the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of depression in adults. It then discusses the use of St. John's Wort - the mechanism of action and how its use affects the health problem at the cellular and organ system level. The paper concludes by discussing side effects of using St. John's Wort, its cost and toxicity.

Table of Contents:
Description Of The Pathophysiology Of Depression In Adults
Signs And Symptoms Of Depression
Prognosis For Individual: Disability/Death
What Specific Cellular And Organ System Changes Occur?
Most Common Theories About The Health Problem
Complications Of Depression
Using St. John's Wort For Depression: Mechanism Of Action
How The Drugs Mode Of Action Resolves Of Affects The Health Problem At The Cellular And Organ System Level?
Side Effects That Can Occur
Pregnancy Classification
Cost Of A One Months Supply
Most Common Dosage In Generic And Name Brand If Available

Sample of Sources Used:

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"St. John's Wort" 30 May 2007. Web. 06 December. 2022. <>