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May 10, 2019

When we go to the doctor most of us never even question whether or not the drugs the doctor prescribes are effective, we just take it for granted. This week Brett and I explore the effectiveness of antidepressants. Below are links to the research we cite in the show.

NIH report on the overselling in clinical trials of the effectiveness of antidepressants

An argument for support of antidepressants based on anecdotal evidence and possible placebo results.

Studies are constructed to bias positive results in population selection and follow-up protocols.

The first article I ever read on the subject that says antidepressants are good for very severe depression but not as good for moderate or low-grade depression.