Letters Depression in adolescents

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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39289.579375.BE (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:221
  1. Ian M Goodyer, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry
  1. Developmental Psychiatry, Douglas House, Cambridge CB2 8AH
  1. ig104{at}cam.ac.uk

    Jureidini (previous letter) is correct in reminding readers that our trial is not a test of the efficacy of fluoxetine over psychological treatments. I do not agree with his assertion that it is acceptable to use a placebo arm in a pragmatic effectiveness trial of …

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