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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
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