Saturday, August 13, 2022

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  • Very interesting articel, with a lot of critical information. But I think a few of the claims are misleading.

    ,,We just don’t know, but we do have evidence that there’s about a 30 percent chance that it will help your mood”
    The Author says that reagarding the effectiveness of antidepressants. But they don’t work better than placebo, as a lot of studies have shown. See for example: Munkholm K, Paludan-Müller AS, Boesen K, Considering the methodological limitations in the evidence base of antidepressants for depression: a reanalysis of a network meta-analysis, BMJ Open 2019;9:e024886. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024886

    ,,Current research demonstrates that ECT is safe and effective in the treatment of depression, but like researchers in the 1930s, we still do not know why or how it works.”
    To my knowledge it’s not proven, that ECT works in the treatment of depression, because the scientific evidence is so poor. See for example: Read J. (2022). A response to yet another defence of ECT in the absence of robust efficacy and safety evidence. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences, 31, e13.