Both Antidepressants and Talk Therapy Fail to Beat Placebo 

In a NIMH-funded trial of 156 adults with major depressive disorder, neither “short-term dynamic psychotherapy” or antidepressants proved better than placebo. This was true even among the “more severely depressed patients.”
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