Wiad Lek. 2023;76(1):136-144. doi: 10.36740/WLek202301119.
OBJECTIVE: The aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of the use of the Deprilium® complex for the relief of subclinical symptoms of depression in patients with NCD.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: There were 140 patients involved in the study. To assess the subclinical symptoms, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) was used. In order to obtain additional information about the patient’s condition, the Somatic Symptom Scale SSS-8 and the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) were used. Patients were randomized by block randomization to an intervention group, which took Deprilium® complex, and a control group, which took placebo.
RESULTS: Results: After 60 days a statistically significant difference was observed in all clinical indicators between the intervention group and the control group. The median value of the HAM-D scale differed between the groups by 6 points, significantly (p <0.000) lower results were observed in the intervention group, which participants were taking the Deprilium® complex. When comparing the indicators of the intervention group on the 1st and on the 60th day of the study, statistically significant changes (p <0.000) were observed in all three indicators.
CONCLUSION: Conclusions: The received results confirm the available evidence for the properties of SAMe in depression and complement them with evidence of the ef-fectiveness of the Deprilium® complex that contains SAMe and L-methylfolate with methylcobalamin, which together produce pharmacological and clinical synergy to reduce the severity of subclinical depressive manifestations in patients with NCD. Further studies of the effectiveness of the use of the Deprilium® complex in patients with NCD are required.