Study Shows Antidepressants Do Not Work and Make Depression Worse in Some People


A new study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has revealed that antidepressant drugs work no better than talk therapy or placebo pills at relieving depression. In the study, depression patients were divided to receive either the antidepressant drug Zoloft, placebo pills, or a form of psychotherapy called supportive-expressive therapy. At the conclusion of the study, researchers found no difference in depression symptoms between the groups.  Approximately 25 percent from each group saw an…

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