Worshipping Prozac

It’s amazing how the views of society can change, whether the views held are on medication, health, religion or astronomy. My colleague in Florida, Bob Clark, shares some life-changing results of recent research into the placebo effect.

“Over the past quarter of a century, Americans have been gobbling up antidepressants like M&Ms. Now there are scientists claiming that these same antidepressants are about as effective as M&Ms. Oddly enough, the argument has all the zeal of a religious debate”.

So begins an article in yesterday’s St. Petersburg Times, titled “Not so sure when there’s a pill, there’s a way”.Continue Reading