Depression drugs don’t work, finds data review
Millions of people taking commonly prescribed antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat might as well be taking a placebo, according to the first study to include unpublished evidence.
The new generation of antidepressant drugs work no better than a placebo for the majority of patients with mild or even severe depression, comprehensive research of clinical trials has found.
The researchers said that the drug was more effective than a placebo in severely depressed patients but that this was because of a decreased placebo effect.
The study, described as “fantastically important” by British experts, comes as the Government publishes plans to help people to manage depression without popping pills.more...
In the wake of the distressing news about the uselessness of anti-cholesterol drugs, this study is not good news for drug companies. This is not good news for people with depression. This is good news I guess for class-action-lawyers.