Anti-Depressants: Anti-effective?

The University of Hull has concluded the drug Prozac and Seroxat are ineffective at reducing depression. They claim the anti-depression pills actively help only a small percentage of the 31 million British people subscribed to the drug. The researchers accept many people believe the drugs do work for them, but argue that could be a placebo effect. They focused on drugs, which work by increasing levels of mood controlling chemical serotonin ion the brain. Lead researcher Professor Irving Kirsch said: “The difference in improvement between patients taking placebos and patients taking anti-depressants in not very great” How depressing!

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