Women running through daisy fields as the commercials indicate with advertising.  This is perplexing to see where the placebo effect lies.  Severely depression imagedoesn’t seem to be of question but more so moderate depression is questioned.  It’s interesting the way the comments are made on how the FDA approves the anti-depressant pills.  Are the negatives being thrown out with studies? 

The degree of effectiveness is a big area of discussion, so if there’s only a very small improvement there may be no need for the durg to be prescribed.  None of the drug companies wanted to go on camera to talk about it.  Lily said that patients on placebos are more likely to relapse (huh), that is an odd statement. 

If you want to hear someone in the US who’s looks at the math with clinical trials, use the link below as he discusses he same issues with the numbers without all the data being included when looking at the data. 

Context is Everything–More About the Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception–Professor Siefe Lecture Given at Google’s New York Office–Big Healthcare Focus

Maybe there is more Asymptomatic Depression, in other words depression that is better treated with human intervention, exercise and other methodologies?  Shoot even if you are not diagnosed depressed none of this can hurt you anyway.   

Asymptomatic Depression: Hidden Epidemic and Huge Untapped Market (Reality Check)

Back in 2008 a study showed that half of US doctors often prescribe placebos too.  BD

Half of U.S. doctors often prescribe placebos



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