Efficacy and side effects of methylphenidate for poststroke depression.

  title={Efficacy and side effects of methylphenidate for poststroke depression.},
  author={Lawrence W. Lazarus and David R Winemiller and V R Lingam and I Neyman and Carolyn Hartman and M Abassian and U Kartan and Leslie Groves and Jan Fawcett},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={53 12},
BACKGROUND Depression after stroke impedes the rehabilitation process and causes additional suffering to patient and family. Few studies have systematically examined pharmacologic treatments of poststroke depression. In the present paper, the use of the stimulant methylphenidate is studied in a depressed, elderly stroke population. METHOD Ten subjects (mean age = 73.2 years) meeting DSM-III-R criteria for major depression were followed-up during a 3-week efficacy and side effect trial… CONTINUE READING

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