Systemic review of antidepressants vs placebo commentary

by michael_b 1 min read3rd Jun 201517 comments


The background on this story is a community of science people found a bunch of unpublished studies that, when weighed with the studies which supported antidepressant approval, showed they were no more effective than placebo in mild-moderate cases.

Except unlike placebo, antidepressants express a wider range of severe side effects, like worsening depression and suicide.

Isn't this a scandal?  How do psychiatrists still prescribe these en masse?