Empathy and social-emotional factors in recovery from stroke.

  title={Empathy and social-emotional factors in recovery from stroke.},
  author={Paul J. Eslinger and Kari Parkinson and Simone G Shamay},
  journal={Current opinion in neurology},
  volume={15 1},
There is growing interest in evaluating the social and emotional effects of stroke, with the aim of improving recovery and outcome. Recent investigations indicate that post-stroke depression and social impairment are cross-cultural consequences that affect between one-third and two-thirds of patients. These conditions appear to be undertreated, even though studies confirm measurable benefits of medical and caregiver education interventions. A further improvement in outcome can be expected from… CONTINUE READING