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Antidepressants May Not Treat Depression

December 27, 2011

While all drugs have side effects, not all drugs actually treat what they are prescribed for. A review of research regarding the effectiveness of antidepressants discovered that of seven studies, “two individual studies found antidepressants to be more effective than placebo, but five others did not.” Researchers concluded that “the efficacy of antidepressants in people with depression and dementia is not firmly established.” Given the long list of severe potential side effects (including suicide, recurrence of breast cancer, sexual dysfunction, physical dependency and more), extreme caution should be taken when considering antidepressants.

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  4. charlotte on December 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    above normal stress treated with drugs appeases the pattern of anxiety that results in depression—it is worth a go short-term. think longer in cases of suicide prevention.

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