This is a report on a study about anti depressants. it concludes that anti depressants alone do not help with multiple psychiatric problems. and thus are some how not as good as they are claimed to be. Well DUH. If a guy has a heart and liver problem, how effective is heart medicine alone gonna be for him? One of the study groups were addicts. If you drink anti depressants do not work well, that is a KNOWN problem, the alcohol is a DEPRESSANT. If you abuse drugs of course other drugs you take will not be as effective. Where is the study on THAT. Why Antidepressants Don't Live Up to the Hype - Yahoo! News I have multiple problems. I have chronic sometimes sever depression. I have a delusional paranoid disorder and a paranoid personality. Guess what, anti depressants are NOT the only thing my doctors found I needed, they treat all the conditions. And until they did anti depressants were marginally effective. With FULL treatment for all conditions, antidepressants work just fine. I take 3 meds for my mental problems. Celexa, Geodon and Provigal. Celexa is for depression, Geodon helps with depression also but is for my delusional problems and Provigal helps stabilize my thinking and make me more alert. My doctor knew I was opposed to help with the paranoia and delusions. So he got me to take Geodon by just telling me about the antidepressant side of it. It works wonders, it stopped a voice I have and it stabilized or helped stabilize my depression with celexa. I will NEVER willingly stop taking geodon. It literally changed my life. By the way that is another problem with sickness like mine, a hell of a lot of people with my problems will not willingly take medication or will stop taking it as soon as it makes them better. They are non compliant with their medications. There is no placebo effect in my case. Until I found the right meds I was one of those people that was non compliant with their meds. I still do not like the fact I have to take medication to be almost normal BUT it is so clear now that I comply. I do NOT want to return to that dark hole I was in.