Efficacy and Safety of Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
The use of antidepressants in both adults and children has been increasing greatly over the past few years. But are the newer, more expensive (in some cases, VERY expensive) drugs any better than the older ones? And that is, of course, assuming that the older generation antidepressants were all that effective in the first place.
Even more sad is that, in studies done on the efficacy of these newer drugs compared to the earlier models, a whopping 96% of the studies had at least one author with financial ties to the drug companies.