Low serum BDNF may indicate the development of PSD in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

@article{Yang2011LowSB,
  title={Low serum BDNF may indicate the development of PSD in patients with acute ischemic stroke.},
  author={Lingli Yang and Zhijun Zhang and Dingming Sun and Zhi Biao Xu and Yonggui Yuan and Xiangrong Zhang and Lingjiang Li},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          495-502
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study was to test whether serum BDNF or tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is correlated with the development of depression at the acute stage of stroke. METHODS Hundred ischemic stroke patients admitted to the hospital within the first 24 h of stroke onset were consecutively recruited and followed up for 14 days. The 17-item HDRS and MADRS were used to assess the severity of major depressive symptoms on day 3, day 7, and day 14 after admission. The diagnoses of depression were… CONTINUE READING
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