The Power of the Placebo

The Power of the Placebo

The Placebo Effect   Forty three years ago, I was in medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago.  The Chief of Medicine offered some useful advice about dispensing medication.  He suggested we provide the patient with a few … Continue reading

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

Lexapro for Hot Flashes, Medical Victimization or Joke?

Lexapro for Hot Flashes – Medical Victimization or a Joke? by Jeffrey Dach MD A JAMA study by Ellen W Freeman shows that Lexapro is “marginally” more effective than placebo for Hot Flashes.  This is laughable, and surely you must be joking?  The authors … Continue reading

SSRI Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says JAMA

The Power of the Placebo

SSRI Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says JAMA by Jeffrey Dach MD A study published in JAMA Jan 5, 2010 reported that SSRI antidepressants are no better than placebo for most cases of depression. The authors reviewed 30 years of … Continue reading