Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Expectations and Dopamine Can Affect Outcome of SSRI Antidepressant Treatment

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This shows a colorful brainThe placebo effect combined with dopamine levels can determine whether symptoms of depression and social anxiety will improve in patients prescribed SSRI antidepressants. Researchers found the positive effect of the medications was four times higher in patients with high expectations the treatment would work compared to those with lower expectations.