A 78-year-old male presents with falls. On examination
you note that he has a pill-rolling tremor of his fingers, there is
bradykinesia, cogwheel rigidity of his limbs and a positive glabella tap. He
is also depressed. You discuss drug therapy with the consultant and he asks
you for your opinion on the use of selegeline in this case and whether it will
be useful in order to alleviate the depression.
You know that the mechanism of action of selegeline is:
It is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor
It is a tricyclic antidepressant
It is a dopaminergic drug
It is an anticholinergic
It inhibits catechol-o- methyl transferase.