Methylphenidate and nortriptyline in the treatment of poststroke depression: a retrospective comparison.

@article{Lazarus1994MethylphenidateAN,
  title={Methylphenidate and nortriptyline in the treatment of poststroke depression: a retrospective comparison.},
  author={Lawrence W. Lazarus and Peter Moberg and P R Langsley and V R Lingam},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1994},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={403-6}
}
The hospital charts of elderly stroke patients with major depression, as determined by DSM-III-R criteria, who were treated with either methylphenidate (n = 28) or nortriptyline (n = 30) were retrospectively reviewed. Fifty-three percent of the methylphenidate patients experienced complete remission of depressive symptoms. Similarly, 43% of the patients in the nortriptyline group showed remission of depressive symptomatology. Whereas the response rates between the two treatment groups were not… CONTINUE READING

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