Stop Dishing Out Antidepressants, Doctors Told


From The Times: “Doctors should prescribe fewer antidepressants and for a shorter time, experts said, after a review found no strong evidence that the drugs were effective.

The benefits of the medication were uncertain but many patients had side effects and withdrawal symptoms, which could be severe, researchers said.

Trial data had failed to show a ‘clinically relevant’ difference between the drugs and a placebo, according to the findings, published online in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.”

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