Critical update to scientific literature: No evidence for effectiveness of anti-depressants in treating mild depression

Posted: January 16, 2012 in HEALTH, NEWS
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Monday, January 16, 2012 by: Mike Bundrant

(NaturalNews) In what is being called a critical update of the current literature, Ulrich Hegerl, MD, of the University of Leipzig in Germany summarizes what current scientific studies have revealed regarding the efficacy of anti-depressant medication in treating mild depression. What does the research add up to? Nothing.

That’s right. Zip. Dr. Hegerl’s analysis included the review of eight separate random clinical trials, the sum of which “does not provide evidence for the efficacy of antidepressants in patients with minor depression.”

In his summary, the doctor concluded that while many do not consider mild depression to be a serious condition, it is marked by significant personal suffering and loss of quality of life, and increased risk of suicide. Dr. Hegerl declares, “Effective treatments are urgently needed.”

If anti-depressant medication is not proven, why is it so popular?

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