• Faye Flam: Pharma overpromised on antidepressants

    1 month ago - By Bésame

    The most popular depression drugs taken by millions don't work by fixing an “imbalance of the brain's neurotransmitters,” as many drug advertisements claim or imply. That's because depression isn't caused by a chemical imbalance, according to a new analysis published in Molecular Psychiatry. That doesn't necessarily mean people should stop taking these drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Another new study used clinical data to show they can still help some depressed people.
    But getting a clear understanding of how and when these drugs work matters because they are...
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