An Open-Label Pilot Study of Transdermal Selegiline for Depression in Parkinson's Disease Patients
Depression is one of the most common non-motor symptoms of PD with reported prevalence rates from 40 to 80%. Transdermal selegiline was recently approved for the treatment of depression. There have been no reports of transdermal selegiline for depression in PD patients; however, other forms of selegiline have been shown to be effective treatments for controlling PD symptoms. The goal of this study was to determine if transdermal selegiline can reduce depression without worsening and potentially improving the symptoms of PD.
Parkinson's Disease, depression
Eng, M., Ray, A., Lyons, K. E. , & Pahwa, R. (2008). An open-label pilot study of transdermal selegiline for depression in Parkinson's disease patients. Movement Disorders, 23 (Suppl 1), S304-305.