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Re: To Those Who Switched From Celexa to Lexapro..

Posted by bassman on July 16, 2006, at 10:18:40

In reply to Re: To Those Who Switched From Celexa to Lexapro.., posted by SLS on July 16, 2006, at 8:38:21

Really interesting abstract! I wonder what the actual numbers looked like. But it is in definite support of your thesis that there are "psychologically" depressed people and "biochemically" depressed people (pardon the wild over-simplification; the idea just being what the major source of the depression is)-or that there is percentage of each in an individual and when you start doing clinical trials and DON'T have that piece of info (which no one ever does), the results get screwy; e.g., drugs that we know work as AD's for some people doing no better than placebo. Of course, everyone is "biochemically" depressed independent of source and then there is the factor of how depressed a person is, in an absolute sense, versus what they report (another variable that clinical trails can't get their hands on). Have I got that right?




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