Antidepressants vs Placebo

February 18, 2012 by
Filed under: Research, Spinewave Bulletin 

Some new scientific research is causing quite a stir in the medical community. The fight is over antidepressants, and whether they work any better than a simple placebo.

60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl spoke to the psychologist behind the study, Irving Kirsch, associate director of the Placebo Studies Program at Harvard Medical School.

In a culture where antidepressants are frequently handed out for multiple complaints like pain, sleep problems or depression, it becomes important to understand what the real criteria to start a serious medication would be. To read more on the efficacy of antidepressants in minor depression, click HERE.

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