Antidepressants Not as Helpful for Mild Depression as Thought

Antidepressants are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of medication. But do they really work? A new meta-analysis involving more than 700 patients for at least 6 weeks of treatment has revealed that for those with the most severe depression, there was “substantial” benefit. However, there was “little evidence” to support the use of these medications for those with mild to moderate depression.

PositiveTip: If you are feeling slightly down, lace up those walking shoes and go for a daily walk before you run to your doctor asking for an antidepressant. You’ll be surprised at how much better will you feel!