Antidepressants

    A study published this week finds some of the most commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs are no better than a sugar pill. Researchers looked at data submitted to the FDA for the approval of four drugs. Those were prozac, paxil, effexor and serzone, all of which were approved in the 80s and 90s. The study was published in the most recent edition of the journal PLoS Medicine. As WHYY’s Kerry Grens explains, the results don’t necessarily mean antidepressants don’t work.

    A study published this week finds some of the most commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs are no better than a sugar pill. Researchers looked at data submitted to the FDA for the approval of four drugs. Those were prozac, paxil, effexor and serzone, all of which were approved in the 80s and 90s. The study was published in the most recent edition of the journal PLoS Medicine. As WHYY’s Kerry Grens explains, the results don’t necessarily mean antidepressants don’t work.

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