Treatment of depression.

  title={Treatment of depression.},
  author={T R Payk},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  volume={7 Suppl 1},
  • T R Payk
  • Published 1994 in Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology
Depressions are the most common psychiatric diseases. For treatment, plant extracts have been used for thousands of years: examples are extracts from the (sleeping) poppy (opium), deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), Indian hemp (hashish), henbane (hyoscyamine), thorn apple (scopolamine), and St. John's wort (hypericum oil). In addition, psychotherapeutic measures, like playing music, dancing, playing theatre, and also the temple sleep, were used. In the 19th century, the introduction of… CONTINUE READING