What the study conclusively showed was that by the 3rd or 4th medication prescribed, the likelihood of achieving a positive outcome is less than 7%

Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) was a collaborative study on the treatment of depression, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health

  • It was the largest and longest study ever conducted to evaluate depression treatment. Published in 2006, it was a 7 year study of over 4,000 patients (most studies are ~300 patients)
  • It also revealed that the longer patients took antidepressant medication, the less it effective it became over time—even if it was taken exactly as prescribed.


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