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What treatment of depression has the lowest incidences of side effect?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
NO treatment: You get the lowest incidences of side effects with no treatment at all. You're trying to force a gray subject into a black & white box. Reported incidences of side effects of drugs give you some idea what MIGHT happen or in hindsight if side effects occur. Considering individual idiosyncrasies & all the drugs & combinations thereof, drug therapy for a chronic condition is always trial & error.
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 42 years experience
although data does exist for the consequences of untreated depression, which exceed in scope and severity any side effects.
Oct 5, 2014

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