Antidepressant prophylaxis for poststroke depression: a meta-analysis.

@article{Chen2007AntidepressantPF,
  title={Antidepressant prophylaxis for poststroke depression: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Yan Chen and Nick C. Patel and Jeff J. Guo and Siyan Zhan},
  journal={International clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={159-66}
}
Given the high incidence of poststroke depression, its serious sequelae, and inherent problems with diagnosis, prophylactic use of antidepressants may be a viable management strategy in patients experiencing stroke. The purpose of this study was to assess the prophylactic effects of antidepressants in nondepressed patients with stroke. A meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials evaluating the prophylactic effects of antidepressants in nondepressed patients with stroke was conducted… CONTINUE READING

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