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Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated? sam123

Posted by linkadge on September 10, 2007, at 14:06:09

In reply to Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated?, posted by sam123 on September 9, 2007, at 21:57:31

>And yet in the real world suicide rates for >teens and children are at the highest rates in >more than a decade during a period where >prescribing AD's for this age group declined.

That doesn't mean anything yet. Only time will tell if one is actually causing the other. I'm sure the rate of prescriptions to adults has declined a bit too, has there been a corresponding increase in adult suicide?

Like I said before, there could a reverse plaecbo effect at work wherby the precieved loss of a effective treatment is increasing depression.

In order to truely determine if antidepressants are infact reducing suicde rates there would need to be a double blind placebo controlled study on the likelyhood of suicide, which is unlikely to happen due to ethics.

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