Hi, I'm new here. Today is my first day finding this site. I have been treated for depression on and off for the past 10 years. 10 years ago (7/18/00) I had a complete breakdown and was hospitalized for 1 week. I have recently felt the symptoms of the depression coming back again and hitting me hard. I called my doctor and he prescribed Lexapro. I have never taken that medication before and will never take it again. I felt like a drunken zombie and was only on half dose for 5 days and had to stop. I'm gonna give St. John's Wort a try and see if that helps naturally. Has anyone else taken it as a substitute for prescription anti-depressants?