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By Dr. K. Eisele - July 27, 2008
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Topic: Antidepressants do they work? A Review of the Review - by Dr. K. Eisele
This article is in response to an announcement by researchers quoted in many UK publications this week, stating that the class of anti-depressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) are no more effective than placebos. I looked at the NHS (National Health Services) website to get more information about this new research, and found that this was a systematic review of studies previously done on these medicines. It was not a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in and of itself, which is the "gold standard" for scientific research; it was, basically, a book report.
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