Posted by tensor on August 7, 2009, at 4:53:25
In reply to Re: Popular Antidepressants: How They Stack Up, posted by linkadge on August 6, 2009, at 17:23:56
> I agree that there is no way that mirtazapine is #1 in efficacy. I have spoken to dozens of psychiatrists both online and in person. None would suggest that mirtazapine has been seriously effective in clinical practice.
> I've seen so few trials comparing it long term to other agents. I think there is research to suggest it may work faster than SSRI's, but I don't think there is head to head reasearch to suggest it works better long term.
> I've certainly seen nobody here who has done well on mirtazapine monotherapy.
I, on the other hand, know plenty of people who have done great on Remeron only. I'm one example, Remeron worked great for many years until I started using benzos. Remeron was the third AD I tried after earlier treatments with Prozac and Effexor have failed.