Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Antidepressants no better than placebo for most, study says

"Millions of people taking commonly prescribed antidepressants could be wasting their time and money, research suggests.

"A review of clinical trials of new generation antidepressant drugs, including Prozac and Aropax, found they were no more effective than a placebo, or sugar tablet, for most people with depression. The study included results that manufacturers had chosen not to publish, as well as data reported in scientific journals ..."
Sydney Morning Herald

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Anonymous steve hayes said...

All of us have different DNA and different metabolisms. Some herbs and vitamins work better than others. The first thing that is needed is proper nutrition and a good physical exam. As the director of Novus Medical Detox, I often see patients who are on alcohol or opioids, central nervous system depressants, also taking antidepressants. When they detox they find they don't need the antidepressants.

This is good news because a Swedish study showed that 52% of the 2006 suicides by women on antidepressants. Since antidepressants work no better than placebos and are less effective than exercise in dealing with depression.

There is a prescription drug epidemic and these are leaders in the list of terribe abuses.

Steve Hayes

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