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Do antidepressants work? Jacob Stegenga

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Cheshire, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Moderator Staff Member

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    Some interresting considerations about trials methodology (CoI, selectivity in publishing trials with positive results, gap between patients selected and real life patients, scales, what is used as a placebo...)

    Rings a bell?

    https://aeon.co/essays/the-evidence...G0isq49Qtq5PIFtBnRSR-xeJJSIwggXT7VuswjGUZgBqY
     
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  2. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A construct on a subjective construct is not on solid ground.
     
  3. hellytheelephant

    hellytheelephant Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    In answer to the title of this thread: for me-yes.
    I have to say for many people they are literally life-saving. In terms of ME, not a jot of difference.
     
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    Michiel Tack Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I see that the author, Jacob Stegenga, has also written a book that looks interesting: Medical Nihilism. From the blurb:
     
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    obeat Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Spot on. I don't want the medical profession developing any other interventions until they know what this illness is.
     
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  6. Cheshire

    Cheshire Moderator Staff Member

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    Anti-depressants do work: reply to Stegenga
    https://philosopherscocoon.typepad.com/blog/2019/03/anti-depressants-do-work-reply-to-stegenga.html
     

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