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http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/feb/26/mentalhealth.medicalresearch

So, Prozac in the usual light doses it's prescribed in is indistinguishable from a placebo. But that's not what this is about. What this is about is the following gem:

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The only exception is in the most severely depressed patients, according to the authors - Prof Irving Kirsch from the department of psychology at Hull University and colleagues in the US and Canada. But that is probably because the placebo stopped working so well, they say, rather than the drugs having worked better.
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Let's have that once again.

But that is probably because the placebo stopped working so well, they say, rather than the drugs having worked better.

This kind of crap is enough to put one in a mood that is as likely to be affected by placebos as SSRIs :-/

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