May 18, 2010
Antidepressants shown to be ineffective
According to JAMA studies are showing that antidepressants such as tricyclics and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs: Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac) and the targeted norepinephrine drugs (Effexor, Paxil) are no more effective than a placebo. A JAMA study in January 2010 did an analysis of six large experiments in which depressed patients received either a placebo or an antidepressant and the drugs effect was nonexistent to negligible compare to the placebo in patients with mild, moderate and even severe depression.
Deborah Wiancek, N.D. Riverwalk Natural Health Clinic www.healthref.com