Contrary to what pharmaceutical advertising and popular belief suggests, there is no scientific evidence supporting the idea that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance.
Antidepressants have been shown to be no more effective than placebos. But do they have any place at all in the treatment of depression?
Drug companies make $285 billion a year selling their products. Can we trust them to provide doctors, researchers and patients with reliable information? Continue reading for the full story.
Recent studies on the efficacy of antidepressant drugs revealed that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are the most commonly prescribed drugs to treat depression, have no clinically meaningful advantage over placebo.