Anti-depressants showed virtually no difference in the improvement of symptoms

Antidepressants and their effectiveness

Depression is a state of low mood and will affect a person’s wellbeing and state of mind. It is reported that ¼ of the British population will suffer from this condition  throughout the course of a year with mixed feelings of anxiety and depression and in total this condition affects 350 million people throughout the world.

Kirsch et al. (2008) performed a meta-analysis of all clinical trials submitted to the food and drug administration for the licensing of anti-depressants. This study was performed due to the fact that doubts still remain on the efficacy of prescription of anti depressants.

The conclusion of this meta-analysis was that anti-depressants showed virtually no difference in the improvement of symptoms compared with a placebo in patients with moderate depression and only a small difference in people with severe symptoms of depression.

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin

You May Also Like