4 thoughts on “New study: Antidepressants effective

  1. They’re effective when we believe they’re effective. That’s precisely why we test efficacy against placebos and the difference is always marginal between sugar pills and the real thing. That proves that, to some degree, mind over matter is a real thing. This is part of how all medicine/drugs works. Nothing wrong with that as a lot of patients are helped by meds.

    Trying to convince benzobuddies that placebo effect works in reverse (believing in negative effects) is an exercise in being met with ferocious groupthink and abuse, however.

    It’s a shame, really, as accepting this reality would significantly help many benzobuddies withdraw from their meds quicker and with far fewer negative effects.

    But, oh well, let’s just keep the malingerers pity party going instead and keep feeding the CCHR agenda, and then threaten people posting the truth about it here with death, suffering and torture (because that makes benzobuddies SO superior).

    Actually, fuck it, why don’t I rejoin benzobuddies and make sounds in the echo chamber? Ah yes, because it’d be easier to hack into the Pentagon than open an account there, as they don’t like transparency / change / people armed with facts.

    I fear if I hung around there again I might be infected with the group delusion and start believing that my heart medication is killing me rather than saving my life.

  2. Benzos are not heart medications. Benzobuddies only helps those who have become tolerant to benzos and are now being made sick by them. Please get your facts straight. Many studies show AD’s are not much better than placebo.

  3. Hi Mary,

    I am curious who diagnoses people, when they join Benzo Buddies, of being ‘tolerant‘ and ‘being made sick‘ by benzodiazepines? A doctor? Colin? The moderators? Other members? The person themselves? Is there a medical test for the diagnosis?

    Regarding ADs, this study settled the issue: they work. Re: placebos it found ADs ‘ranged from being a third more effective than a placebo to more than twice as effective,’ therefore, as we can see from the evidence, ADs work much better than placebos.

  4. You’re sort of proving the point about benzobuddies’ coming here to deflect & repeat rhetoric, Mary.

    I hope you break free from the groupthink someday

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