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View Diary: Read About The AntiDepressant Scandal In "The Emperor’s New Drugs", And Research One Old Drug (49 comments)

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  •  study the data, even from pharma... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...antidepressants improve depression by an average of 1.8 points on the Hamilton depression scale, which is significant by very slight.

    as i've said elsewhere, the placebo effect is real, not imagined, and patients can benefit from it through belief in medicines, therapy, self help, etc. It's the patients' belief, not the treatment, that makes the difference.

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