Antidepressants might be largely ineffective, study suggests

The Daily Telegraph reports:

“Antidepressants should be prescribed less routinely by doctors, scientists have said, after a study concluded there was no strong evidence that the drugs were effective.

New research has indicated the side effects many patients suffer from the treatment may be disproportionate to the benefits it gives them.

Analysis of trial data did not establish any ‘clinically relevant’ difference between volunteers given antidepressants and a group given a placebo, according to a review published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin …”

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