Re: Are antidepressants overprescribed? Yes
In his rapid response, Adrian Preda blames the media for distorting findings and misleading patients about antidepressant effectiveness. I think it is clear that Irving Kirsch is making the case that antidepressants are amplified placebos. Preda doesn't really deal with this issue. See http://criticalpsychiatry.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/is-it-really-media-dist...
 Kirsch I. The Emperor's new drugs: Exploding the antidepressant myth. Bodley Head. 2009
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