A Meta-Analysis of Antidepressant Effects on Motor Functioning in Parkinson's Disease

Time and Location
Poster Session I - Board: I-102
Thursday May 25, 2006, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Westside Ballroom

Pasquale G. Frisina
Iona College

Nancy S. Foldi
Queen's College and Winthrop University and City University of New York and State University of New York at Stony Brook

Joan C. Borod
Queen's College and City University of New York at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Harriet Tenenbaum
Kingston University

Carrie Crider
Queen's College

This study explored the effects of antidepressants on Parkinson’s disease (PD) by using a meta-analysis. In addition to looking at the overall effect size across studies, the severity of PD, motor function, and antidepressant class were examined as moderating variables. The results show that antidepressants can improve Parkinsonian motor symptoms.

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