post-stroke depression


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post-stroke depression

A dysphoric mood disorder that follows a cerebral infarction, found in about a quarter of stroke patients. Although for many years depression after strokes was thought to occur mainly in patients who had injured the nondominant hemisphere of the brain, research has shown that this phenomenon is most common in female patients and those who have had higher education.
See also: depression
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Washington, September 13 ( ANI ): Post-stroke depression affects approximately 33 percent of stroke survivors.
Comparison of assessment measures for post-stroke depression.
The drug has clinical efficacy signals in post-stroke depression (see appendix for details).

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