[A comparison between low doses of amitriptyline and low doses of fluoxetin used in the control of depression in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease].

@article{SerranoDueas2002ACB,
  title={[A comparison between low doses of amitriptyline and low doses of fluoxetin used in the control of depression in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease].},
  author={Marcos Serrano-Due{\~n}as},
  journal={Revista de neurologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1010-4}
}
INTRODUCTION On average 40% of all patients suffering from Parkinson s disease (PD) undergo bouts of depression. It is thought that this is due to a dysfunction in the orbitofrontal and dorsolateral circuits, together with hypometabolism in the orbital, caudate nucleus and frontal dorsolateral tract regions. AIMS The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of low doses of fluoxetin with that of low doses of amitriptyline in controlling depression in patients with PD. PATIENTS AND… CONTINUE READING

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