As published in The British Journal of Psychiatry: University of Alberta researcher Ian Colman, assistant professor from the School of Public Health, led a team of researchers to evaluate the long term impact of taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. They studied 200 people who were diagnosed with depression or anxiety, 45 were taking medication.
When they assessed the group 10 years later, they found that those that were not taking medication were 3 times more likely to be suffering from depression and/or anxiety.
The researchers conclude that their findings support the notion that if people get treatment, they are less likely to relapse in the future.
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