Re: Supplements and personality features

Anders Sandberg (
12 Jan 1998 10:41:19 +0100

Mark Crosby <> writes:

> The most well-known SSRI is Prozac, which has some
> nasty side effects. However, I have found that the
> herbal extract of Hypericum (St. John's Wort -
> available wherever they sell a variety of herbal
> extracts) IS absolutely amazing in this context -
> much more reliable than, say, piracetam.

Huh? Is there any evidence at all that Hypericum acts as a SSRI?
Remember, the SSRI family is very specific, and AFAIK not something
you are likely to find in nature.

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