Psychostimulants such as methylphenidate have been used for depression in cancer patients. We report the successful use of methylphenidate to treat depression in 10 consecutive patients with advanced cancer. A rapid onset of effect was noted. Appetite, concentration, fatigue, and sedation also improved in some persons. No severe side effects were noted.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 2000|
- symptom management
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