New Study Finds Antidepressants No Better than Placebo

If you think you need an antidepressant because "things just don't feel like they used to" -- as a TV ad for the antidepressant Zoloft describes it -- you might want to think again.


A new study finds that the medications work no better than a placebo in those with mild or even moderate depression.


People with milder depression symptoms can have noticeable sleep difficulties and feelings of dread. Their symptoms can be improved through techniques such as exercise, or making time to socialize with friends.