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A new study raises serious questions about the increasingly common use of second-generation antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety disorders.

 

Although the practice is becoming increasingly common, researchers worry that the value of the drugs for anxiety may have been overestimated as a result of publication bias.

 

Publication bias occurs when only studies that show beneficial effects of the intervention are published.

 

As reported in JAMA Psychiatry, the new review concludes that studies supporting the value of second-generation antidepressant drugs for the treatment of anxiety have been distorted by publication bias, outcome reporting bias and “spin.”

 

Even though they may still play a role in treating these disorders, the effectiveness of the drugs has been overestimated, say the researchers.

 

In some cases the medications, which are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, are not significantly more useful than a placebo.

 

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/03/31/are-we-using-the-best-meds-for-anxiety-disorders/82978.html?utm_source=base&utm_medium=popular-news&utm_campaign=related_test



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