Posted by Elizabeth on November 19, 2001, at 12:50:27
In reply to Re: ****Survey****: T.C.A. Drug Use, posted by sjb on November 14, 2001, at 14:07:44
> What should I do?
Argh! I was going to tell you about selegiline, but I got distracted and forgot! What I was going to say is: selegiline is a preferential inhibitor of MAO-B and is labelled for Parkinson's disease (and is mainly used for that indication). At higher doses than those typically used for PD, it becomes nonselective for both the major subtypes of MAO (A and B), like the MAOIs that are used for depression. At these higher doses, selegiline is an effective antidepressant that has significant differences from the other antidepressant MAOIs.