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Some depressed people do worse on drugs: study

Posted By admin On December 12, 2011 @ 8:38 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
December 12, 2011

Up to a fifth of patients being treated for depression with some medications may do worse than those given a placebo, according to a U.S. study.

The findings, published in Archives of General Psychiatry, highlight the importance of quickly identifying how patients respond to certain drugs, said lead author Ralitza Gueorguieva, at the Yale University School of Health.

“Identifying variables that are associated with response is a very important question that we haven’t quite tackled,” she said.

The researchers combined data from seven studies that randomly assigned patients to receive Eli Lilly’s drug Cymbalta, known generically as duloxetine, other antidepressants, or a drug-free pill for two months. The trials involved about 2,500 people with major depression.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/12/some-depressed-people-do-worse-on-drugs-study/

[2] Study: Antidepressant drugs actually cause many people to have worse depression: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-antidepressant-drugs-actually-cause-many-people-to-have-worse-depression.html

[3] Exposed: Deadly Cancer Drugs Make Cancer Worse and Kill Patients More Quickly: http://www.prisonplanet.com/exposed-deadly-cancer-drugs-make-cancer-worse-and-kill-patients-more-quickly.html

[4] Newsweek publishes major story exposing fraud of antidepressant drugs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/newsweek-publishes-major-story-exposing-fraud-of-antidepressant-drugs.html

[5] Nearly One in 10 Americans Depressed, Study Reveals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nearly-one-in-10-americans-depressed-study-reveals.html

[6] BMJ admits antipsychotic drugs kill far more people than terrorism: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bmj-admits-antipsychotic-drugs-kill-far-more-people-than-terrorism.html

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