Quick medstudent question, after asking a FP preceptor why he always used citalopram as his first SSRI he said that he just does it because thats what they did in the STAR*D trial so figures he can't go wrong. I didn't know what the STAR*D trial was (havent done psych yet), so I started doing some googling. In addition to finding the study I also found tons of articles/websites about how flawed/biased/dishonest/etc the STAR*D trial is. So my question is- Is STAR*D actually a controversial/dishonest trial, or are these articles just the psych equivalents of "young earthers" or climate change deniers, etc.?