If you think its a big deal that an antidepressant helps with *severe depression*, don’t be. A lobotomy will also work on the most commonly used scale.

*However it is defined

Seems like the HAM-D is the most commonly used test used to justify a pills publication.

 

 

http://healthnet.umassmed.edu/mhealth/HAMD.pdf

 

As for the side effects of emotional blunting, most of these test

 

 

Itss strongly weight emotional intensity, rather then pure sadness and existential crisis with general misery. No, emotional blunting *is* the effect that makes these antidepressants on most scales.  Its why seroquel, abilify, and risperdone are all also antidepressants for severe depression.  Its meaningless.

 

 

 

 

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