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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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  •  ok, here's the data, as well as i can tell.... (3+ / 0-)
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    gzodik, The Marti, billlaurelMD

    ... 1/3 of patients get better on an antidepressant, with therapy, with exercise, basically with any attention that the patient believes is beneficial.  Most of that effect is due to the placebo effect, although there is a measurable, but slight advantage for some solutions over using a placebo.

    so 2/3 of people see no improvement with antidepressants, which would fit your experience.

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