Publication bias and ‘spin’ inflate efficacy of antidepressants for anxiety disorders

A new analysis reported in JAMA Psychiatry raises serious questions about the increasingly common use of second-generation antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety disorders. It concludes that studies supporting the value of these medications for that purpose have been distorted by publication bias, outcome reporting bias and “spin.” Even though they may still play a role in treating these disorders, the … Read More






SSRI’s virtually ineffective for anxiety and depression, study

A few weeks ago, a study found that SSRI medications were working backwards – instead of fixing the serotonin problem these medications were making it worse – which is now thought to be the reason the majority of people felt worse or experienced no benefit when taking an SSRI. SSRIs generate multiple billions of dollars in sales each year. Last … Read More