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Zoloft - most common antidepressant does little to relieve depression symptoms, researchers say

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Giulietta

Published in the Lancet Psychiatry, the study comes amid mounting controversy over increased use of antidepressants by GPs in recent decades, with roughly 7.3 million people in England issued a prescription each year.

 

"The most commonly prescribed antidepressant barely relieves symptoms of modern depression, a major study reveals.

The largest independent investigation ever undertaken found patients taking sertraline experienced negligible improvements in mood".

 

Here's a nugget: Professor Glyn Lewis, who led the research at University College London, said: “We were shocked and surprised when we did our analysis. Study was of 654 patients.

 

Article also features a chart that shows that the number of people prescribed ADs in the UK have doubled in the last decade.

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/09/19/common-antidepressant-barely-helps-improve-depression-symptoms/

 

This is the 2nd article published by the Lancet in the last 6 months. Good for the Brits!

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ShiningLight

Kudos to the Brits!

 

[facepalm] for me 😭 been on it for a decade and a half and not able to get off any time soon.

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Giulietta
2 hours ago, ShiningLight said:

facepalm

 

What is facepalm? Google didn't turn anything up....

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