You are meeting with a long-time patient who you have recently diagnosed with Moderate – Severe Depression. Today your goals were to discuss a treatment plan including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapy; however, she is voicing concern and opposition to “Pills and potions” and has been strongly communicating her skepticism of prescription drugs and her desire to manage her depression “naturally”. She tells you that she has heard that Saint Johns Wort and UV light exposure are natural remedies for depression. What approach should you take here and what are your recommendations? Discuss the evidence and rationale for your plan of care. In your response also consider the tenets of Evidence Based Practice which include patient preferences and beliefs.
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