chotic depression without aggravating neurological disabilities has also been observed (91). In the absence of formal trials of antidepressants in patients with atypical parkinsonism, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as those used for PD, are generally prescribed.


ECT has been effective in the treatment of depression in the atypical parkinsonian disorders, but produces inconsistent benefits on motor or cognitive dysfunction (99-101).

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