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Letters Effectiveness of antidepressants

Effectiveness of antidepressants—should we rethink treatment duration?

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 24 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1748
  1. Keith Hopcroft, general practitioner
  1. Laindon Health Centre, Basildon SS15 5TR, UK
  1. keithhopcroft{at}

McCormack and Korownyk say that, “if 10 patients with moderate to severe depression take an antidepressant for two months, five will report being ‘better’ but in four of them the response will not be because of …

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