More data, more answers: picking the optimal antidepressant
In an era of increasingly large datasets for health and emphasis on so-called big data analyses, key clinical questions remain unpretentiously simple. For example, do some antidepressants work better than others for
depression? And are some more tolerable than others, at least as measured in dropout rates? A quick PubMed search of antidepressant meta-analyses yields more than 2000 hits, but the complexity of understanding which antidepressants are better or more tolerable than others is made particularly daunting by the fact that more than 40 antidepressants are available.