Increased frequency of first-episode poststroke depression after discontinuation of escitalopram.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare escitalopram, problem-solving therapy, and placebo to prevent poststroke depression during 6 months after discontinuation of treatment. METHODS We examined for depression 33 patients assigned to placebo, 34 to escitalopram, and 41 to problem-solving therapy. RESULTS After controlling for… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.626507


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