Questions about how effective antidepressants are have swirled for years, but some new research suggests people who take the drugs are actually more likely to experience relapses of depression. Casey Schwartz reports.
In the pendulum-swinging debate over the effectiveness of antidepressants, the latest findings by some researchers will not be good news for users and supporters of the ubiquitous meds: Used over the long term, antidepressants may "do more harm than good," and once discontinued are more likely to cause a relapse in the patient-more so than with a patient taking a placebo.
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"There are data now that suggest that the longer the period of administration, the more likely the patient will relapse," says Dr. Giovanni Fava, a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Bologna in Italy, who has been looking at this possibility for nearly 20 years. His latest article, »
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