Posted by willyee on February 8, 2006, at 9:04:53
In reply to Selegiline/Deprenyl effective anti-depressant?, posted by LizinManhattan on February 7, 2006, at 21:35:15
> Does anyone have experience with Selegiline as an anti-depressant? I am currently on Parnate which is effectively controlling my depression. However, I have had a couple of BP scares and so am going off it. willyee on this board just let me know that the Selegiline patch (by the name of Emsam)is due out at the end of the month. I mentioned it to my psychiatrist and he said he doesn't consider Selegiline an effective anti-depressant. So now I was wondering if anyone has heard/experienced differently?
> Thanks a lot!
OMG i just wrote a long response to this and lost it,and it was good,uggh.
Well hopefully it will reappear,but what i said in a nit shell was i dont see how ur doc was able to tell u deprenyl is not a good anti depressant.
To date its only use here is for parkinson,it is extremly rare to see it used in the psych field as a off label anti depressant.
Moais period are rare to find being used,so to say deprnyl,a maoi,one in which has almost zero documented history for depression in tab form used by a p-doc,over parnate/nardil,when its rare a maoi would even have been considered in the first place,its like four leaf clover.
Your doc went one step further and said most people dont have luck with it for depression,so with the statement above id love to know where hes getting this theory from.For him to say that would mean not only has he encountered deprenyl for the use of depression a EXTREMLY EXTREMLY rare thing once,but rather munerous times,enough to come to a conclusion that it isnt helpful.
Think about that,and as for the patch,lots of money,lots of time and work are being invested in this drug,people are putting up lots on it.More importantly lol it isnt OUT yet,so he could not have been referring to that because the drug is still unavailable.
Personly,and dr bob just my own opinion lol,is when a doc is approached about something from a patient that they are not too familiar on,they seem to like to blow it off change the direction very very fast.
I again in my own opinion have to say ur doc was blowing u off on the deprenyl cause he might not have been informed,so rather have u know something he doesent,he quickly moved away,.....i cant logicaly in anyway see how ur doc could be in a postion to have made a statement about deprenyl when it isnt even out yet,we are all waiting,the only info about deprenyl and depression mainly are from deep rooted net news groups,boards,foroums,and these are with deprenyl in no set dose etc,maois are not a popular choice in the psych world,and deprenyl a maoi would have to date been usd off label which is like finding a four leaf clover on the floor after tripping over a found wallet with tons of money,prior to this patch deprenyl info,history on depression is rare to none,ur doc seemed to make a very bold statement,i would personaly not credit it,instead id personaly look into emsam urself on the net and see how it works,look at some trial data,and see if u believe it might help.
I luckly found a doc finaly who doesent care if i might know more than her on a certain drug,and she said this patch is unknown with many p-docs,it hasent hit there seminars yet,but she took the name from me and said thanks,and said she was gonna look it up at home that night,and let me know the second she has it come up in her little pysch world.
P.s i miss manhattern,shopping on 34th lol,are u from there?