Alternative Medicine for Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents - an exploratory study


  • Vaishnnavi Ashokraja Gifted Gabber
  • Coach Jo Gifted Gabber



Depression, alternative medince, anxiety, antidepressants, organic molecules, herbal medicine, ayurvedic, lavender, ginseng, S-adenosyl-L-methionine, Ashwagandha, 5-hydroxytryptophan, st. john's wart, saffron, chamomile, serotonin, dopamine, neurotransmitters, serotonin syndrome


Natural antidepressants have been used since ancient times. Most modern medicines are derived from the same organic molecules as natural herbal medicines but tend to be highly concentrated versions of the organic molecules, making modern medicine unbalanced. This leads to many side effects compared to herbal medicines because herbal medicines look at the problem holistically. Herbal medicines have counteractive ingredients to assure proper dosage and effect. Stress, anxiety, and depression have been a part of society for as long as there has been a society. These experiences are often normal, albeit not always desirable. Currently, ayurvedic medicine, alternative medicine, and herbal remedies are making an entrance into the medical and pharmaceutical worlds with osteopathic medicines and practices. There is minimal research on alternative medical fields; therefore this research paper is meant to bring awareness and help ease symptoms of depression using alternative/ayurvedic medicine. This research paper supports the hypothesis that alternative medicine works better than man-made antidepressants in reversing damage to neutrons and restoring mood and hormone levels. 


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Coach Jo, Gifted Gabber

8-week session where the student will conduct research and write a scientific journal guided by Dr. Rajagopal Appavu, Professor at the University of South Florida, Vaccine Developer, Senior Data Scientist/Analyst, Toxicologist, and Chemist. After the draft has been approved by Professor, students will be guided to submit their scientific journal.

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How to Cite

Ashokraja, V., & Kethar1, J. (2022). Alternative Medicine for Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents - an exploratory study. Journal of Student Research, 11(4).



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