Post-stroke depressive symptoms are associated with post-stroke characteristics.

  title={Post-stroke depressive symptoms are associated with post-stroke characteristics.},
  author={Liselore J. A. E. Snaphaan and Sieberen P. van der Werf and Karin Kanselaar and Frank-Erik de Leeuw},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  volume={28 6},
BACKGROUND Several studies have described the frequency and risk factors of post-stroke depressive symptoms (PSDS). However, most studies did not exclude patients with depressive symptoms shortly before stroke and paid little attention to prestroke risk factors of depression, including previous depressive episodes, white matter lesions, and brain atrophy. These are potential limitations to assess the true effect of stroke on the occurrence of depressive symptoms. Our aim was to investigate the… CONTINUE READING