Tag: nnt

Number Needed to Treat with a Psychiatric Drug to Benefit One...

The number needed to treat with a psychiatric drug to benefit one patient is largely an illusion, because more patients are harmed than receive a benefit.

Shining a Light on Numbers Needed to Treat (NNT)

With an NNT of 7, one out of every seven people given an SSRI would benefit from the treatment, while the other six would be needlessly exposed to the adverse effects.