I heard recently a lot of good reviews on 5 HTP. It apparently works jsut as good, if not better, than prescription medication for depression. This is good news for those without health insurance or coverage for these kinds of medication, or for those who don't want to risk the side effects of depression medication. I read that the dosage and rules for how to take 5 HTP can vary, so it may be good to see a homeopathic doctor to make sure you are taking it correctly for your situation, or at least do your research online a lot. You can get it at Zerbo's in Livonia, Michigan and probably a few other health stores in the area.