5-HTP is used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and
along with prescription drugs
to treat seizure disorder and
How does it work?
5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin.