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Limits to antidepressants' effectiveness: study

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Andrew Stern CHICAGO Tue Jan 5, 2010 4:06pm EST CHICAGO (Reuters) – Mild to severe depression might be better treated with alternatives to antidepressant drugs, which do not help patients much more than an inactive placebo, researchers said Tuesday. Combining data from six studies that examined the effectiveness of two commonly prescribed antidepressants — paroxetine and imipramine — found the drugs produced benefits only slightly greater than a placebo in patients with mild to severe depression. “They would have done just as well or just about as well with a...

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