Fluoxetine as a treatment for post‐stroke emotionalism

  title={Fluoxetine as a treatment for post‐stroke emotionalism},
  author={K. Brown and R. L. Sloan and B. Pentland},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  • K. Brown, R. L. Sloan, B. Pentland
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • The effectiveness of fluoxetine compared to placebo in the treatment of post‐stroke emotionalism was investigated in 20 patients using a double‐blind protocol. A total of 19 patients completed the study, as one subject in the treatment group had to be withdrawn. The subjects receiving fluoxetine showed a statistically and clinically significant improvement in their emotionalism compared to the placebo group, which was apparent in the majority of subjects from the third day of treatment. 
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