Although experiments on mice showed an association between post-stroke depression
and low levels of monoamine neurotransmitters and FGF-2, the link between FGF and depression is not clearly established yet (16).
High serum levels of leptin are associated with post-stroke depression
There is no concrete evidence that one particular treatment works better for post-stroke depression
compared to other forms of depression, but poststroke depression is serious and needs to be treated just like any other kind of depression.
Case-finding algorithm for post-stroke depression
in the Veterans Health Administration.
One of the Stroke QUERI's goals is to implement a program for the early detection and treatment of post-stroke depression
We also studied the impact of post-stroke depression
on cognitive function in 275 patients and found that those with major depression had significantly lower scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) than patients who had minor depression or no depression.
Results from a randomized, controlled study of 116 poststroke patients in Sweden showed that treatment with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) sertraline significantly reduced emotionalism and improved quality of life, although the drug had no significant effect on post-stroke depression
Gender-based differences in the brain account for the frequency of females diagnosed with post-stroke depression
, with a significant association with lesions in the left hemisphere.
Recognition and management of post-stroke depression
in the elderly.
and functional independence: a conundrum.
Washington, September 13 ( ANI ): Post-stroke depression
affects approximately 33 percent of stroke survivors.