Author Michael Murray, N.D., a leading naturopath and coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, delves very deeply to explain the hows and whys of depression at the neurotransmitter level, and the illustrations of presynaptic membranes may be a bit much for the lay reader. There are also several sections with intimidating titles along the lines of "Enhancing 5-HTP with Catecholamine Precursors." But the book's comprehensiveness makes up for its occasional denseness. Murray includes enlightening sections on nutrition for peak serotonin synthesis, other complementary herbal supplements, and many online and physical sources for obtaining 5-HTP. --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have suffered from mild depression for years. The therapy described in the book has worked like a miracle.Published on Dec 11 2002
Nothing new here. Same old stuff you will find in any other book about 5-HTP. Dissapointed.Published on Aug. 8 2001 by K. Lordan-Morris
This is all natural. There are no known side effects. I have suffered from depression most of my life and this has helped more than antidepressants, but as you read in the book... Read morePublished on Dec 27 2000
I HAVE tried 5-htp. It put me in a bad mood when I took it. Simple as that. I am usually very even-tempered and it caused me to have a really short fuse.Published on Oct. 4 2000
This book has lots and lots of excellent information. 5-HTP really works, as I suffer from depression and now take 5-HTP and it has greatly helped me. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2000 by Trudy Winslow
As are most people who read this type of book, I am looking for answers about brain chemistry and mood enhancement. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2000