July 23, 2014

FACT: Antidepressant drugs no better than placebos

pin it button FACT: Antidepressant drugs no better than placebos

Pills  Money FACT: Antidepressant drugs no better than placebos

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor of Health Impact News

The CBS news program “60 Minutes” has produced a story featuring Dr. Irving Kirsch’s research on placebos and antidepressant drugs. To anyone who believes that popular antidepressant drugs prescribed for depression have solid scientific evidence based on sound research, you owe it to yourself to invest 14 minutes of your time to watch this expose featuring interviews with Dr. Irving Kirsch, the associate director of the Placebo Studies Program at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Michael Thase, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (a consultant to many of the drug companies and presenting the opposing view), Dr. Walter Brown, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Brown University’s Medical School, Dr. Tom Laughren, director of the FDA’s division of psychiatry products (defending the drugs), and Dr. Tim Kendall, a practicing psychiatrist and co-director of a commission that advises the National Health Service in Great Britain.

I have been covering this information for quite some time here at Health Impact News, particularly the work of Dr. Irving Kirsch, so none of this information was new to me. However, I was practically in shock after watching this incredible report by CBS News. What has dramatically changed in this discussion regarding whether or not antidepressant drugs are better than placebos or not, is that Dr. Kirsch has gone beyond studying the published research on this subject, and has now secured all the unpublished research done on these antidepressants through the Freedom of Information Act, and the results are even more shocking. The cat is out of the bag, to use the old cliche, and even those still defending the drugs are no longer denying the placebo effects at all, as this incredible report will show.

Watch for yourself:

 

The Emperor’s New Drugs
Exploding the Antidepressant Myth
by Irving Kirsch Ph.D.

The Emperors New Drugs Book cover 202x300 FACT: Antidepressant drugs no better than placebos

Free Shipping Available!
More Info

0 commentsback to post

Other articlesgo to homepage

The Natural Method to Improve Vision that was Banned in NY

The Natural Method to Improve Vision that was Banned in NY

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to see clearly without glasses or contacts? According to Greg Marsh, a certified natural vision coach, clear vision is achievable by virtually everyone, even if you’re already wearing strong corrective lenses.

Study: Insulin May Actually Accelerate Death in Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Insulin May Actually Accelerate Death in Type 2 Diabetes

In the United States, nearly 80 million people, or one in four has some form of diabetes or pre-diabetes. What’s worse, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes among children and teens has also skyrocketed. The most recent data, reveals that, between 2001 and 2009, incidence of type 1 diabetes among children under the age of 19 rose by 21 percent. Incidence of type 2 diabetes among children aged 10-19 rose by 30 percent during that same timeframe!

Statistics such as these point to two very important facts. First, it tells us that diabetes cannot be primarily caused by genetics, and secondly, it literally screams that something we’re doing, consistently and en masse, is horribly wrong, and we need to address it. A study published in the June 30, 2014 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that insulin therapy in type 2 diabetic patients may indeed do more harm than good.

Lawsuits For HPV Vaccine Damages Begin in Spain

Lawsuits For HPV Vaccine Damages Begin in Spain

Spain joins the growing list of countries where lawsuits are rolling in for damages caused by the HPV vaccine. The vaccine remains on the market in the U.S. and profits from legal immunity to lawsuits.

As Painkiller Addiction and Overdoses Continue to Rise, Pharmaceutical Companies Are Sued for Inciting Epidemic

As Painkiller Addiction and Overdoses Continue to Rise, Pharmaceutical Companies Are Sued for Inciting Epidemic

Narcotic painkillers are a driving force in the rise of substance abuse and lethal overdoses. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions for opioids and other narcotic painkillers were written in the US; 46 people die from opioid overdose each and every day.

Chicago and two California counties—Orange and Santa Clara—have filed a lawsuit against five drug companies that manufacture OxyContin, charging them with contributing to an epidemic of drug abuse.

Judge Upholds Detroit Mother’s Right to Protect Daughter from Forced Drugging

Judge Upholds Detroit Mother’s Right to Protect Daughter from Forced Drugging

Despite prosecutors’ second attempt this year to bring criminal charges against Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo, who underwent a 10 hour stand off with police for refusing to administer a powerful antipsychotric drug to her daughter, Wayne County District Judge Gregory Bill has become the second judge this year to dismiss the charges.

read more


Get the news right in your inbox!