Posted: Jul 03, 2013 3:56 pm
by Asta666
talkietoaster wrote:Are anti-depressants a valid way in dealing with depression at all? Do tablets help your overall recovery (if thats possible) is it just a managing medication?

I was wondering for people perspectives because I would think tablets are only there to help manage someones condition while they use the talking therapies to help their recovery like counselling, Cognitive Behavioural therapy etc...

They seem to be pretty effective, although maybe not because of the proposed biochemical mechanisms of action in milder cases.
Here you can read for free an interesting meta-analysis from last year comparing the effectiveness of treatment methods for depression, which IMO utilized robust selection criteria: