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Essay on the essential facts extracted from publications concerning the debate on the efficacy of anti-depressants

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Thomas, Céline ULiège
Promotor(s) : Tirelli, Ezio ULiège
Date of defense : 6-Sep-2013 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/626
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Title : Essay on the essential facts extracted from publications concerning the debate on the efficacy of anti-depressants
Author : Thomas, Céline ULiège
Date of defense  : 6-Sep-2013
Advisor(s) : Tirelli, Ezio ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Hansenne, Michel ULiège
Quertemont, Etienne ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 75
Rameau keyword(s) : Antidépresseurs
Médicaments -- Efficacité
Publications
Discipline(s) : Human health sciences > Pharmacy, pharmacology & toxicology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology > Animal psychology, ethology & psychobiology
Commentary : 0 annexe
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en sciences psychologiques, à finalité spécialisée en psychologie clinique
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté de Psychologie, Logopédie et Sciences de l’Education

Abstract

[fr] In 2009 Irving Kirsch sent shockwaves through the scientific, pharmaceutical and wider health care community by publishing his work on the effectiveness of antidepressants. His study claimed that antidepressants comprise little more than active placebos, and suggested that the conscious concealing of that fact was the “dirty little secret” of the pharmaceutical companies. Since, the antidepressant efficacy is the object of heated debates. These debates take place on many different levels: clinical trials which compare antidepressant efficacy to placebo (with their focus relative efficacy, or on methodological issues), research and theories either trying to explain antidepressant efficacy (trough biological and cognitive mechanisms) or its inefficacy, focus on risks and adverse effects, focus on long term effects, etc. This paper aims to provide an overview of the current state of the antidepressant efficacy debate.


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  • Thomas, Céline ULiège Université de Liège - ULg > 2e an. master sc. psycho., fin. spéc. psycho. clin.

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  • Hansenne, Michel ULiège Université de Liège - ULg > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psycho. de la personnalité et des différences individuelles
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  • Quertemont, Etienne ULiège Université de Liège - ULg > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychologie quantitative
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