Posted by Kon on July 18, 2005, at 11:12:25
In reply to Re: SSRIs worsening Social Phobia?, posted by SLS on July 18, 2005, at 7:17:53
I agree with using empirical evidence but that's what is confusing. I honestly don't find the evidence too compelling. Consider the use of SSRIs in children and adolescents. Clinical data appear to show little to no benefit beyond placebo:
And even in adults on closer inspection evidence appears to be lacking or at the least is pretty weak:
Given such weak evidence why are these drugs so popular with prescribers?