Do Antidepressants work better than a placebo?

"A 2008 study led by Dr. Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School started a big ruckus in the mental health world.  He and his colleagues re-analyzed 35 different antidepressant drug trials submitted to the FDA for the licensing of Prozac, Effexor, Serzone, and Paxil.   He used the Freedom of Information Act to get access not only to the studies that showed the drugs worked, but also to the studies that didn’t show an effect, which were, unfortunately, most of them. 

For individuals with mild-to-moderate depression, they found that treatment with an antidepressant was almost no different from placebo. " (Click for complete article)

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