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Studies: Antidepressants Useless In Many Cases
May 12, 2009
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Time.com: Why Antidepressants Don't Live Up to the Hype (May 6, 2009)

For instance, a review published in the Journal of Affective Disorders in February attributed 68% of the benefit from antidepressants to the placebo effect.

Now a major new study suggests that both critics and proponents might be right about SSRIs: the drugs can work, but they appear to work best for only a subset of depressed patients — those with a limited range of psychological problems.

Last year's news: Antidepressants Useless In Many Cases? (Feb. 2008)

A new British study suggests the drugs only help those who are severely depressed, and do little to help people suffering from mild depression, reports Early Show national correspondent Tracy Smith.

"Most patients," Kirsch says, "can benefit as much from other forms of treatment, such as physical exercise and psychotherapy, as they can from antidepressant medication.

So say whatever you want to say but the scientific researchers have the last word on this. This is exactly what I said a while ago too: these drugs dont help anyone except in the msot severe cases. Its just shocking how readily these psychiatrists prescribe drugs to everyone who wants in their office for counseling or therapy.

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