Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Review casts doubt on antidepressants

A review of data from drug trials submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found that, compared to a placebo, SSRI antidepressants appear only to help people with very severe depression. The researchers found that placebos were able to duplicate 80% of the improvements achieved by the drugs fluoxetine, venlafaxine, paroxetine and nefazodone.

You can read the full text of this review at

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