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Volume 14, suplement 1

Case report

Pharmacotherapy of depressive episode in patient with Parkinson 's disease

PIOTR BARANOWSKI1, TOMASZ PAWŁOWSKI1, SŁAWOMIR BUDREWICZ2
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej we Wrocławiu
2. Katedry i Kliniki Neurologii Akademii Medycznej we Wrocławiu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2005; 14 (supl. 1/20): 9-106
Keywords: Parkinson's disease, depression, mirtazapine

Abstract

Objective. The treatment of depression in Parkinson 's disease involves a risk of not only neurological symptoms aggravation, but also dangerous interactions between anti-Parkinsonian drugs and antidepressants. Nevertheless, it may improve the patient's wellbeing and functioning.

Case. A patient with a depressive episode in the course of advanced Parkinson 's disease, treated with mirtazapine.

Comment. Mirtazapine may be an effective and safe drug in the treatment of depression associated with Parkinson 's diseases in patients receiving concurrent treatment with Levodopa.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Piotr Baranowski, Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej, ul Pasteura 10, 50-367 Wrocław, e-mail: pbaranow@dilnet.wroc.pl