Providers at MAP realize that some patients may prefer the use of non-prescription supplements to help them in their mental health journey. In some cases a supplement may be the most effective tool and strongly recommended by your provider. Our providers are trained in the core group of supplements by the American Psychiatric Association library. They know which supplements can work as the main treatment for your mood or anxiety issues, and which supplements can assist your other treatment modalities. We have updated resources on the research for most supplements and how to pick quality products so you don't waste your time and money with inferior products.

Example Supplements:
SAM-e, or S-adenosyl-L-methionine, is a natural compound produced by our bodies that has gained attention for its potential role in alleviating symptoms of depression. Some studies have suggested that SAM-e may be as effective as certain prescription antidepressants in treating mild to moderate depression. It's believed to work by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which influence mood regulation. However, the effectiveness can vary from person to person, and it's crucial to discuss its use with a MAP Provider, as well as consider potential side effects and interactions with other medications.
Silexan is a natural remedy derived from lavender oil that is gaining recognition for its potential in managing anxiety and improving mood. Studies have shown that Silexan can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking a natural approach to stress and anxiety relief. It works by soothing the nervous system and promoting relaxation, which can help with anxiety and mood disorders. It's important to discuss its use with a MAP Provider before starting a supplement like Silexan.
L-theanine is a natural amino acid found in tea leaves, particularly in green tea, and it's recognized for its potential in promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Many people turn to L-theanine as a natural way to calm their minds and improve focus without causing drowsiness. Studies suggest that L-theanine can increase the production of calming neurotransmitters in the brain, such as GABA and serotonin, which help regulate mood and anxiety. It's often used to complement other stress management strategies and might be a helpful addition to your daily routine, but always consult with a MAP Provider, as individual responses can vary.