Treating Depression: Is There A Placebo Effect?

51913844 Treating Depression: Is There A Placebo Effect?

Two bottles of Prozac are seen on a pharmacy shelf. (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – Do antidepressants work? Since the introduction of Prozac in the 1980s, prescriptions for antidepressants have soared 400 percent, with 17 million Americans currently taking some form of the drug. But how much good is the medication itself doing? “The difference between the effect of a placebo and the effect of an antidepressant is minimal for most people,” says Harvard scientist Irving Kirsch. Will Kirsch’s research, and the work of others, change the $11.3 billion antidepressant industry?

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  1. kenyatta2009 says:

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