HealthDay (11/10, Preidt, Mundell) reports research indicates that “the placebo effect could help drive antidepressants’ effects against anxiety disorders.” The 27-patient study involving brain scans revealed that those “with social anxieties who were assured that antidepressants would help them were much more likely to feel better than those who didn’t receive such assurances, despite receiving exactly the same treatment.” The findings were published online Nov. 3 in the journal Translational Psychiatry. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)