[YSPNetwork] Fwd: re: Antidepressant warnings scared parents, doctors
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Wed Sep 12 12:07:43 PDT 2007
The underlying study in the American Journal of Psychiatry by the Chicago researchers which caused this line of discussion is an ecological study. The limitations in interpreting this data are many, and the authors note them in the article. It is an interesting association they have found that needs confirmation through more rigorous testing, which they say themselves.
Also important to note: two of the study authors receive funds from the pharmaceutical industry. As reported elsewhere (but not as widely as this paper's conclusions) the paper was co-authored by Robert Gibbons,
a professor of biostatistics and psychiatry at the University of
Illinois at Chicago, who has served as an expert witness for Wyeth, the
company that sells Effexor and J. John Mann,
a psychiatry professor at Columbia University, who has received research
support from Glaxo, which sells Paxil, and served as an adviser to Eli
Lilly, which peddles Prozac and Cymbalta. While that was disclosed in the Journal article, reporters in the popular press (that I scanned) didn't disclose that. While their findings are interesting and are worthy of further research and discussion, I think their apparent biases are also very interesting.
Liz Stevenson, JD MPH
6326 N. Omaha Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
From: Michael Conner, PsyD <conner at CrisisCounseling.com>
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Subject: Re: [YSPNetwork] Fwd: re: Antidepressant warnings scared parents, doctors
This is a wonderful article that Dr. Wolfe forwarded.
The following opinion is based on a peer reviewed article and references
that are attached.
Common sense requires us to consider that the stage for suicidal
behavior is also being influenced heavily by state and federal spending
cutbacks in mental health, social services and education. I don’t work
for the State of Oregon
and I believe that that we need more funding for services and education.
The use of antidepressants has increased dramatically in the past 10
years while funding and actual services has decreased.
Should we medicate more or fund services that lead to less reliance on
medications? I think we need more public services. Psychotherapy can manage and
even cure depression. Medication helps. We must consider both.
I'm a private practice clinical psychologist and I review the
literature and I am scared for patients and physicians.
[Michael Conner, PsyD is the first recipient of the Oregon
Psychological Association’s Public Education Service Award (2007).]
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