New Study: SSRI Antidepressants ‘Clinically Insignificant’ For Most People — PsyBlog

Posted on July 23, 2011

Things are really happening in the world of pharmaceuticals; here is a piece that came across my desk today that I thought may interest you.

Note that this was published in 2008 and consider todays climate as the long term risks of using these drugs comes into the forefront. 

An Excerpt from SSRI Antidepressants “Clinically Insignificant” For Most People

More broadly, we have to be careful about drawing conclusions from a single piece of work. There’s no doubt how high the stakes are for everyone: Professor Irving Kirsch has built a career on showing the power of the placebo effect, pharmaceutical companies have built their fortunes on studies proclaiming the benefits of SSRI antidepressants, while patients are stuck in the middle.

New Study: SSRI Antidepressants ‘Clinically Insignificant’ For Most People — PsyBlog.

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