Some people have better luck with a whole different energy: Kava Kava. So if St. John's Wort doesn't work, try different plants - and this one seems to work well for the types of energies it addresses (apparently different than energies improved by St. John's Wort). Yukkuri's protocol is excellent, and I saw some other nervine herbs here that should work really well.
Good article on St. Johnswort:
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I've heard niacin works . . . anyone know anything about niacin?
[li]B12 - a friend was missing all motivation and didn't know why. Since I'd found relief from treating physical things, I encouraged him to get checked out. His serum B12 was almost non-existent and once he began taking B12 shots, he felt better, could concentrate and get things done again.[/li]
paul wheaton wrote: test my B12 levels. The results came back and the ND said it was the lowest she had ever seen. It took months of weekly B12 shots until I would have spurts of productivity. Now it is years later and I feel like my productivity is back pretty much all the time.
Valerie Dawnstar wrote: people who have no contact with mental illness really don't know how devastating it is. I think it is one of the cruelest illnesses