Post-stroke depression

  title={Post-stroke depression},
  author={John W. G. Tiller},
  • J. Tiller
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
Depression is present in 25–30% of stroke patients: though associated with physical disability and loss of function, it cannot be explained simply as a response to the disability. The severity of depression correlates with proximity of the lesion to the left anterior frontal pole, while right hemisphere lesions show the reverse trend. Post-stroke depressions may last more than 7–8 months without treatment, and are highly correlated with a failure to resume premorbid social and physical… Expand
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