If you suffer or have suffered from depression and found the side effects too many of the medications are not worth their benefits, once your physician has been consulted, consider natural methods to treat depression. In the case of depression either benefits out weight side effects or vice versa. Deciding to use natural methods to treat depression is a personal thing and health should be considered. First and foremost do research. Clearly if you are bipolar considering natural methods to treat depression is not a wide choice. Your basic garden variety depression can however use natural methods to treat depression.