A new study has emerged from England, questioning the efficacy of Prozac and other SSRIs. According to the lead researcher on the study, University of Hull Professor Irving Kirsch, "The difference in improvement between patients taking placebos and patients taking anti-depressants is not very great." The study concluded that "depressed people can improve without chemical treatments...[and] there seems little reason to prescribe anti-depressant medication to any but the most severely depressed patients, unless alternative treatments have failed to provide a benefit." And seriously? No shit. I thought we decided last month that Prozac, along with other anti-depressants, are over-prescribed, at least in the United States, by a health care system that does not provide the resources for talk-therapy.