School of Arts & Sciences

Effectiveness of Antidepressants Varies Widely

January 6, 2010
Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences says antidepressants work best on the severely depressed.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Nuevo Estudio Cuestiona Eficacia de Antidepresivos

January 6, 2010
Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Science comments on the effectiveness of antidepressants.
Article Source: EFE News Service (Spain)

Limits to Antidepressants' Effectiveness

January 6, 2010
Antidepressant research led by Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.
Article Source: Reuters

Audio: Meds May Help Only Those With Severe Depression

January 6, 2010
Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences says a patient's degree of depression affects the help received from antidepressants.

Antidepressant Pills May Help Only Most Severe Cases

January 6, 2010
Jay Fournier of the School of Arts and Sciences says patients with mild depression benefit less from antidepressants than those with severe depression.
Article Source: Bloomberg News

Study Finds Medication of Little Help to Patients With Mild, Moderate Depression

January 6, 2010
Research by Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences indicates that antidepressants are more likely to be beneficial in cases of severe depression.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 5, 2010

Penn Study Shows Antidepressants Work Best for Severe Depression, Provide Little to No Benefit Otherwise

PHILADELPHIA –- A study of 30 years of antidepressant-drug treatment data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo may be minimal or nonexistent in patients with mild or moderate symptoms. University of Pennsylvania researchers say, however, the benefit of medications is substantial for patients with very severe depression.

Popular Drugs May Help Only Severe Depression

January 5, 2010
Antidepressant research by Robert DeRubeis and Jay Fournier of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.
Article Source: New York Times

Les Antidépresseurs peu Efficaces pour les Dépressions Légères et Modérées

January 5, 2010
Jay Fournier of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses American antidepressant use.
Article Source: Agence France-Presse

Study: Antidepressant Lift May Be All in Your Head

January 5, 2010
Antidepressant research of Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.
Article Source: USA Today