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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:03 PM

82. I think the information from Journal of

the American Medical Association explains why those severely depressed report different experiences with SSRIs than those with mild to moderate depression.

Just published in JAMA Jan 5 (2010), reported that SSRI antidepressants are no better than placebo for most cases of depression. The authors reviewed 30 years of data and concluded that "the benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo may be minimal or nonexistent in patients with mild or moderate symptoms".

Better than Placebo for Severe Depression

I should add that the study found antidepressants work better than placebo for severe depression. This is not surprising, since virtually any psycho-stimulant can be found useful for the most the severely depressed patient.


http://www.science20.com/natural_medicine_101_jeffrey_dach_md/ssri_antidepressants_no_better_placebo_says_jama

I, too, found SSRIs didn't help me and actually caused me great harm but they were prescribed for sleep instead of depression. They caused anxiety attacks for which I was prescribed Xanax and Xanax then made me depressed. It was a vicious cycle for me that I ended by quitting (over a period of time) both drugs.

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