Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Placebo almost as effective ad drug treatment for depression: "After six to eight weeks of treatment, 56 per cent of those on a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) were improved, as were 60 per cent on a tricylic, an older type of antidepressant. But a comparison showed that 43 per cent and 47 per cent of those on placebo also improved (that is, compared to SSRIs and tricyclics respectively). "