• AntidepressantsDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?Link
  • Methods: Correlation, Scatterplot
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  • Number of Cases: 19
  • Story:

    A study compared the effectiveness of several antidepressants by examining the experiments in which they had passed the FDA requirements. Each of those experiments compared
    the active drug with a placebo, an inert pill given to some
    of the subjects. In each experiment some patients treated with the
    placebo had improved, a phenomenon called the placebo effect.
    Patients’ depression levels were evaluated on the Hamilton
    Depression Rating Scale, where larger numbers indicate greater
    improvement. (The Hamilton scale is a widely accepted standard
    that was used in each of the independently run studies.) It is well-understood that placebos can have a strong therapeutic effect on depression, but separating the placebo effect from the medical effect can be difficult.

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