"Most antidepressants arent any more effective than placebo. You can find that research if you Google it."
Can you provide link on the research?
I have found this study:
The outcome of this study is unequivocal: antidepressants ARE effective!
Yep, here is one: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4592645/
Another, from a Harvard researcher: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4172306/
And a great article that provides an overview: https://www.newsweek.com/why-antidepressants-are-no-better-placebos-71111
I haven't had time to read through the entire link you shared yet, but I will do so later. I did see they noted in the beginning that 82% of the 522 trials they looked at were rated as having a moderate-to-high risk of bias. I also saw that 409 (78%) of 522 studies they reviewed were funded by pharmaceutical companies. The only population that I've seen in my previous research on this who MAY have been helped with antidepressants more than placebo is a very small group of people with the most severe depression.
Anyway, I don't want to hijack David's post. I will say that exercise works wonders for my anxiety/depression. Meditation also helps.