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  • While the newer class of medications to treat depression and anxiety disorders, called SSRI drugs, are better tolerated by most people than older medications on the market, many people seek an alternative to costly anti-depressant drugs.
  • Direct testing of St. John's Wort benefits to SSRI medication benefits still need to be conducted, but the results are strong enough to merit an "A" rating for this herb from the Mayo Clinic, one of its top ratings for herbal efficacy.
  • Physicians may frequently prescribe many of the SSRI antidepressants besides fluoxetine (Prozac) for children to treat depression, even though they have not been approved for this use by the FDA.
  • As of 2004, fluoxetine was the only SSRI (and the only antidepressant drug) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder.
  • Although SSRI medications are prescribed for anxiety disorders and depression, most studies show that St. John's Wort is better at helping people with depression than anxiety.