I purchased some 5-HTP a few months ago, and took the supplement a few days. (I'm guessing you'd have to take it regularly to see a difference, but I was worried about potential side effects of it. I couldn't find conclusive studies about the long-term effects of it.. are there any?).
I am considering either supplements like 5-HTP, or going to a doctor/psychologist route. I would like to hear experiences of both. I want to get rid of the depression, but without side effects or risks or excessive costs.
I'd really like to hear experiences from people who've tried both routes of treatment, and which worked best for you and any benefits/downsides of each.