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Drug or No Drug

Irving Kirsch of Hull University, UK, studied all data submitted to the US FDA for the licensing of the antidepressants fluoxetine, venlafaxine, nefazodone and paroxetine.

He states, “Compared with placebo, antidepressants do not produce clinically significant improvements in patients who initially have moderate or even very severe depression.” It seems that Antidepressants did substantially outperform placebos only among extremely depressed individuals.

Fortunately, there are alternative therapies available that have been proven to be effective in treating these less severe forms of depression. They include, exercise, several forms of psychotherapy, homeopathy and specific amino acids and vitamins.

Terry Pfau DO HMD

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