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Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of fluoxetine in chronic fatigue syndrome

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I'm mainly highlighting this study for one reason: they used a motion-sensing device as an outcome measure in a paper that was published 17.5 years ago (and probably was devised in the region of 20 years ago). Why did it take so long before they were used more widely?




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  2. wdb

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    It's amazing how far ME psychological research methodology has come on in the last 17 years :lol: :rofl: :cry:
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  3. anciendaze

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    Did anyone mention that most ME/CFS patients tolerate fluoxetine poorly?
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    Likewise, this study shows that Fluoxetine is ineffective for depression in CFS patients, yet it is still not uncommon for it to be prescribed. Why is that?
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  5. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    It's interesting with evidence-based reviews that antidepressants tend to get an easy ride. All sorts of edicts can come down to not prescribe X drug, as it's not evidence-based but this doesn't tend to happen with antidepressants.
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    We need a smiley for banging head against wall!

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