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Can SSRI’s Help Recovery From Stroke?
Antidepressants can be very helpful for people with depression. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ), a type of antidepressant, may help people recover from a stroke.
Does Depression Impact Stroke Recovery?
Recovering from stroke can be hard. New research suggests that mental health may affect recovery from a stroke.
At Risk for Stroke?
Taking any medication requires patients to balance the risks and benefits of the drug. But these vary by person because every person is unique. Antidepressants, for example, affect different people in different ways.
Few Screened for Post-Stroke Depression
Depression is common after a stroke, but a new study suggests that doctors are assessing few stroke patients, potentially offering too much treatment to some patients and too little to others who may need anti-depressants.
Uncertainty and Depression After a Stroke
Depression is a common symptom among people who have strokes. Understanding their condition and what to expect might help with this depression.
Stroke Caregivers & Depression
Taking care of a stroke patient can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Stroke patient caregivers need all the support they can get.
Depression, Anxiety and Your Risk of Stroke
There is a lot of evidence suggesting that coronary heart disease is linked to psychological distress symptoms like anxiety and depression. However, it may be that heart disease is not the only risk.
Resetting Brains for Depression
It's not unusual to experience clinical depression in the months following a stroke, but scientists have not understood exactly why many stroke survivors end up depressed.
Predicting Stroke Re-hospitalization
Certain easy-to-watch factors may predict which stroke patients are at risk of being rehospitalized. Pinpointing those factors can help doctors treat or more closely watch those at the highest risk.
Depression Common Among Stroke Survivors
Feeling a sense of disinterest or hopelessness after a stroke? It may be depression. Stroke or mini stroke survivors are more likely to become depressed as compared to the general population.