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Slate Star Codex Survey Mini-Series: Are SSRIs Self-Rated More Effective for Depression Than Anxiety?

This mini-series refers to the results of the preregistered investigations of the Slate Star Codex 2019 reader survey.

Scott Alexander of SSC conducted a similar survey of 8K readers in 2018, and the results were parceled out into Least Publishable Units (LPU) over the course of several blog posts. He's surveying his readership again, and we've selected for inclusion on Metaculus several of his proposed investigations.

We are using Scott's language, and resolutions will be determined by his own resolution of the questions. Also note that no claims are made as to the makeup or representativeness of the readers responding to SSC's survey, so bear that in mind as you make your predictions.

Question: Is there a difference in people’s efficacy ratings for SSRIs (SSRI Effectiveness, SSRI Overall) depending on whether the person was taking the SSRI for depression vs. for anxiety?

This question resolves positive if Scott concludes the question as indicating higher efficacy ratings for depression than for anxiety.

NB: When SSC publishes the relevant blog post, this question will retroactively close one hour prior to that post.

Edit 1/16/19: We plan to let Scott's conclusion (whether explicitly positive, negative, or ambiguous) determine how we resolve the question


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