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Study Shows Antidepressants Don't Improve Quality Of Life

By Noor Al-Sibai writing for Neoscope

A new study published in the open-access PLOS One journal found that although lots of people take antidepressants and say that they help with their mental health, there’s not much quantifiable improvement in antidepressant users’ quality of life.

From the article,

The peer-reviewed paper, which was conducted by researchers at the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, examined data from the years 2005 through 2015 in the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS), a longitudinal study out of the US that tracked 17.47 million adults diagnosed with depression, 57.6 percent of whom took antidepressant medication for it. Interestingly, while there was a detectable uptick in mental health outcomes among the whole MEPS cohort the researchers looked at, there was no difference that they found between those who were on antidepressants and those who weren’t.

Read the full article at Neoscope