Why Antidpresssants are no better than Placebos

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by CrazyinVA, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That's the title of the article, don't shoot the messenger. It's pretty interesting, and a bit scary. Studies have shown that in over 75% of cases, antidepressants helped patients no more than a placebo did. Note that they say that the placebo effect does not apply to "severe" depression, and caution patients NOT to stop taking their antidepressants, but still... wow.

    http://www.newsweek.com/why-antidepressants-are-no-better-placebos-71111
     
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