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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Ritalin has been used for patients with traumatic brain injury, post-stroke depression and recovery, the neurobehavioral deficits caused by brain tumors, and coma (Challman & Lipsky, 2000).
Comparison of quality of life scores among participants with and without post-stroke depression
Treatment effects of antidepressants in patients with post-stroke depression: a meta-analysis.
Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common neuropsychiatric complication of stroke.1 Generally, PSD is defined as a condition with different degrees of PSD symptoms that persist for more than 2 weeks.
Pak et al., "Studies on the animal model of post-stroke depression and application of antipsychotic aripiprazole," Behavioural Brain Research, vol.
Many researches in the field have associated fatigue with post-stroke depression. In a study conducted in Sweden, 49% of patients with fatigue at 1 year after a stroke developed depression, compared with 39% in the control group (7).
We conducted a narrative review of the literature through Lilacs, Medline and PubMed electronic databases, using the keywords "stroke", "cerebrovascular diseases", "depression" and "post-stroke depression".
"Medications are more commonly favored than psychotherapy for treating post-stroke depression due to the cognitive impairment that is often associated with a stroke," Dr.
"There's no evidence that any particular treatment works better for post-stroke depression compared to other forms of depression," Dr.
In addition to the immediate pain and distress caused by what has been termed "post-stroke depression" (PSD), the condition has been associated with a host of adverse physical and psychosocial outcomes, including poor engagement in rehabilitation activities, longer hospital inpatient periods, impaired social and family functioning, and inability to return to work (Carod-Artal, Trizotto, Coral, & Moreira, 2009; Santus, Ranzenigo, Caregnato, & Inzoli, 1990; Turner-Stokes & Hassan, 2002).
Fatigue is also pivotal in post-stroke depression. (17) White fatigue is a symptom of depression, and patients may be depressed by fatigue, post-stroke fatigue can happen in the absence of depression.

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