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Re: SSRI effectiveness - Finally ! SLS

Posted by baseball55 on May 29, 2015, at 20:11:16

In reply to Re: SSRI effectiveness - Finally ! baseball55, posted by SLS on May 28, 2015, at 22:32:27

I didn't try to read the underlying study and, for me, SSRI's didn't do much. But it makes sense that if you eliminate all the noise - sleep changes, appetite changes, feelings of guilty and so forth - and look only at symptoms unique to depression - depressive mood, suicidality - that the results would be different. What surprised me was how large the difference was.

> I've been making this argument for years.
> Antidepressants work, although seemingly not for most people who come to this website desperately looking for help.
> 1. Poop out of certain drugs for some people: Yes
> 2. Worsening of depression by certain drugs for some people: Yes
> 3. Intolerable side effects of certain drugs for some people: Yes
> This is the nature of the beast.
> - Scott




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