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Re: Do antidepressants really work? Althea8869

Posted by SLS on April 4, 2004, at 13:33:38

In reply to Re: Do antidepressants really work?, posted by Althea8869 on April 4, 2004, at 10:39:34

> .. it must be pointed out that 1) The placebo effect must not be underestimated - the very act of thinking that a medication is going to work for you can often cause improvement

Whenever I hear this, I wonder how precisely the participants in the study are screened for an unequivocal biological depression. For instance, would the rate of placebo response be the same between DST suppressors and non-suppressors? What about the more severe cases that display psychomotor retardation? I would love to see a study testing for the placebo effect among exclusively DST non-suppressors.

BTW, you did a marvelous job with your post.


- Scott

 

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