Table 6: Analyses of score of SDS.

TrialsWMD [95% CI]P value

Xiaoyao powder versus antidepressants
Danzhi Xiaoyao powder versus maprotiline1−1.19 [−10.84, 8.46]0.81
Guipi Xiaoyao powder versus venlafaxine1−5.00 [−7.07, −2.93]<0.00001
Danzyhih Xiaoyao decoction versus fluoxetine1−5.14 [−9.54, −0.74]0.02
Xiaoyao powder versus fluoxetine1−1.70 [−4.59, 1.19]0.25

Meta-Analysis [FEM]4−3.97 [−5.52, −2.41]<0.00001

Xioayao powder plus antidepressants versus antidepressants
Xiaoyao pills plus fluoxetine versus fluoxetine1−3.60 [−4.65, −2.55]<0.00001