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Paxil vs. Placebo: 2014 Meta-Analysis with Unpublished Data Questions Drug’s Efficacy

A new meta-analysis recently showed that the antidepressant Paxil (Paroxetine) is only slightly more effective than a placebo for both depression and anxiety disorders. Prior to this finding, it was assumed that all SSRI antidepressants were significantly more effective than a placebo, hence getting approval to treat depression. In the article I wrote entitled “Do …

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Most Popular Antidepressants In 2014: Cymbalta, Pristiq, Viibryd

The popularity of antidepressants has changed significantly over time. The first antidepressants called MAOIs were discovered in the 1950s and instantly became the most popular class. As newer tricyclic antidepressants emerged just a few years later, many of them were preferred over MAOIs because they carried less side effects and food interactions. The goal with …

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