2/25/08

British Study: Anti-Depression Drugs No Better than Snake Oil

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.
Depression drugs don’t work, finds data review
David Rose

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antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat might as well be taking a placebo, according to the first study to include unpublished evidence.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...

1 comment:

john said...

It’s a really good information about depression .Those who are suffering from depression, anxiety and this type of mental disorder problems they can go for Xanax . Its one of the best medicine in market for all this problems.